Scotland return to action this month in matches against Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands during World Cup 2022 qualifying. It’s a triple-header ahead of Scotland’s first major tournament since 1998 this summer at Euro 2020 and Southampton forward Adams has been attracted.
Former Scots manager Alex McLeish reached out to the striker to enquire about his availability to play for Scotland. While the Southampton star turned down the initial Hampden approach at 20 years of age, he didn’t rule out the possibility of playing at Hampden one day.
Current manager Clarke said last year that he would not make a fresh approach for Adams as he has already been approached once before. But after a series of positive discussions, the Southampton man looks set for his first call-up, Saints teammate Stuart Armstrong also in his ear about joining him on the international scene.
It’s a boost for Scotland with current striker options struggling for form, Adams eligible for Scotland via the grandparent rule. Oli McBurnie and Oliver Burke have scored one league goal each for Sheffield United this season while Lyndon Dykes has scored once from open play since his move to QPR.
Callum Patterson is arguably the most in-form forward of the current crop down south with six league goals from 32 matches while in the Scottish Premiership, Lawrence Shankland and Leigh Griffiths have scored five and seven goals respectively.
Adams has scored seven goals with four assists this term for Southampton, scoring three in his last three outings, still only 24 years of age.
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