It would make Johnny Russell’s dreams come true to pull on a Scotland jersey at Hampden in a competitive international.
And the former Dundee United attacker admits he’s praying manager Gordon Strachan hands him the opportunity on Sunday, even if it is only against European Championship minnows Gibraltar.
Russell earned his second cap as a 78th-minute substitute in the Scots 1-0 friendly win Northern Ireland on Wednesday.
Having had two tastes of what international football has to offer, following on from his debut v England at Celtic Park in November, Derby County forward Russell is hungry for more.
“A chance on Sunday would be great,” said the 24-year-old.
“I really hope it does come my way. I’ve played in a team that has won and one that has lost. Both, though, have been in friendlies.
“It would be something special to get some minutes at Hampden in a competitive fixture.”
On his Hampden cameo in midweek, Russell added: “It was nice to get back out there.
“It was amazing last time making my debut, take away the result, but this time it felt better because we got the win, which is obviously what we set out to do.”
Competition for places is high around the national squad right now. And doesn’t Russell know it.
He has seen former Tannadice team-mates Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong shunned in recent weeks.
However, Russell is thankful for just being in the set-up again.
“I was just delighted to be back in the squad getting on the pitch is a bonus.
“You see so many players at international level come into the squads and then drop away never to be seen again.
“It’s good for me that hasn’t happened. I have been working hard to make sure I’m not a player who gets just a handful of caps.
“I want to be part of the international set-up for a long, long time.
“I do feel there is a lot more to come from me.”
“I must have made an impression with the manager.
“It’s particularly hard to keep your place in this squad because there are so many good players available.
“When you look at some of the names who didn’t get called up, it’s a boost to know the manager sees me as a part of his plans for the future.
“Saying that, though, with all of the competition about, it’s not going to be easy to stay in and around this squad.
“It’s my job to show the manager I’ve got something to give this team.”
Domestically, up until a few weeks ago, everything was going swimmingly for Russell and his club Derby.
Right in the automatic promotion mix, they looked a shoe-in to do exactly what they missed out on in the play-off final last season make the jump to Premier League football.
But the Rams have gone off the rails somewhat recently.
However, Russell, taking nothing for granted, does believe he can achieve his main aim and become a English Premier League footballer next season.
He said: “It’s the type of division where you can’t take anything for granted. Things have been tough for us lately.
“A few weeks back we played Fulham, who were near the bottom of the Championship they beat us 5-1.
“It’s competitive but we’re confident we get to the Premier League next season.
“We were so close last time. This time we are hungry to right a few wrongs.”