Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson's out to revive Scottish dream
DERBY County midfielder Craig Bryson hopes the next Scotland manager will open the door for him at international level.
Billy Stark has been placed in temporary charge for Scotland's friendly in Luxembourg tomorrow following the sacking of Craig Levein.
The search for a new manager has started and Gordon Strachan, Walter Smith, Kenny Dalglish and Joe Jordan are among the names linked with the job.
Bryson represented Scotland at Under-19 and 21 levels, and his one senior cap to date came as a substitute in a 3-0 victory over the Faroe Islands at Aberdeen in November 2010.
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"I have said before, when you are growing up you would love to represent your national team and I am no different," said Bryson.
"But I have never really been given a chance to do so.
"I am playing at high level every week and there are players in the Scotland squad who are playing in the Championship, so I don't see why I cannot get a chance."
Bryson's last call-up was in May when Scotland played the United States in Florida.
Levein said Bryson's recall was a deserved reward for an "excellent season" with Derby.
Bryson travelled with the squad to Florida but he was an unused substitute as Scotland crashed 5-1.
He later admitted he was "really disappointed" not to add to his solitary Scotland cap. He added: "Being a friendly, I thought the fringe players like myself would be given an opportunity. So to go all that way and not play wasn't the best."
Scotland won only three of 12 competitive matches with Levein in charge and he paid the price for a poor start to the World Cup qualifiying campaign.
The Scots sit bottom of their group following home draws against Serbia and Macedonia and defeats by Wales and Belgium.
There is still no place for Bryson in the current squad, despite the withdrawal of nine players ahead of the Luxembourg game.
Midfielders Darren Barr and Murray Davidson were called up to the Scotland squad yesterday.