Ben Doak tipped for Scotland senior call-up after first under-21 goal

Liverpool youngster Ben Doak is enjoying a fruitful international break and has been tipped to earn himself a promotion to the Scotland senior side later this week.

This comes after the 17-year-old winger found the back of the net for the Scotland under-21s in a 3-1 triumph against Hungary at Fir Park on Friday.

He sealed Scotland's victory by both winning and converting a penalty for their third goal, following a stunning early double by Fulham's Kieron Bowie.

While Bowie's performance stole the spotlight, Scotland head coach Steve Clarke was in attendance to observe Doak. After another impressive display in attack, Doak was subbed off after 62 minutes, prompting Clarke's swift exit.

Now, with Scotland's men's team set to face France in a friendly on Tuesday, the possibility of the youngster earning a much-anticipated senior call-up has been widely mooted.

Doak has already made three first-team appearances for the Reds this season, including his maiden start in the Europa League.

"His potential is enormous"

Speaking after the game, under-21 coach Scot Gemmill admitted the decision about any promotion would be down to Steve Clarke and his staff.

“That’s Steve’s decision, but we speak about it all the time and he knows he can take a player from me anytime he wants. He and his staff will decide when that time is."

Gemmill then went on to shower praise on Doak, who he described as "a young player that can excite the fans".

"Everybody is excited to see Ben developing. We all agree he's doing really well and his potential is enormous. We all have a massive responsibility to help him fulfil that potential."

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