Former Scotland striker Kenny Miller believes Hearts forward Lawrence Shankland should “absolutely” be on the plane to Germany next year as part of Steve Clarke’s Euro 2024 Scotland squad.
“If I was making the call now then absolutely,” Miller said on the BBC's Scottish Football Podcast.
“Us, as a nation, have never had the luxury of not taking a proven goal scorer like Lawrence Shankland on that plane.
“Who am I to try and pick Steve Clarke’s squad for him? I can only look at what I watch every week from Lawrence and I’ve watched him a lot over the last four or five seasons.
“For me, his game has developed as each year passes, he’s matured into a really good all round striker.
“My statement at the start of last season was that he was unproven at the top flight in terms of real goal-scoring touch. Well he smashed that out of the water last year by getting 24 league goals, I think he got 28 all in.
“He is proven now, he’s probably the best striker in the league outside of [Celtic's] Kyogo [Furuhashi] at this moment in time. I’m surprised Rangers didn’t have a nibble at him in the summer."