Ross County midfielder Jonathan Franks believes Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will find it difficult to ignore goalkeeper Scott Fox for national team duty.
The Staggies goalkeeper following his outstanding display at Rangers a week ago by producing another man of the match display to help his side earn a share of the spoils with a goalless draw at Hearts on Saturday.
Franks is not surprised to see Fox impressing and believes the former Partick Thistle goalkeeper should be in contention for Strachan’s squad for next week’s World Cup qualifiers.
The Staggies midfielder said: “He is a really good goalkeeper and he has to be up there alongside the other goalkeepers in the league.
“When he is in this form it is hard to ignore him. I imagine a few people will have watched him at Ibrox last week where he played really well and he followed that up with another good performance against Hearts.
“I am not surprised as he plays well every week. I was surprised he was not named in the last Scotland squad, but he is the kind of player who will keep his head down and continue to work hard.” Franks believes County’s resilient displays at Ibrox and Tynecastle show the improvement the team is making this season, but insists there is more to come from Jim McIntyre’s side in this campaign. He said: “We’re on a decent run. We took a point against Motherwell after going down to 10 men and we have since gone to Ibrox and Tynecastle and come away with a point from both grounds which is pleasing.
“Last year we may have lost games such as Saturday’s and the one against Motherwell at home after having a player sent off, but we have shown we can grind points out and that is important.
“We needed to tighten up at the back and Scott has been brilliant for us. The players in defence know they can rely on him and that’s why we have been able to improve defensively from where we were last season.
“As soon as we start chipping in with more goals we will be able to turn these draws into wins and claim more points.”