LIAM PALMER insists it will be a case of friends re-united when he reports for Scotland duty later this month.

Palmer, 27, is yet to make his senior international debut but was a regular at under-21 and under-19 level, starring alongside current squad members Stuart Armstrong, Johnny Russell, Graeme Shinnie and James Forrest.

Close to seven years have passed since he last pulled on the dark blue, but Palmer is desperate to make up for lost time in the upcoming clashes against Kazakhstan and San Marino after impressing for Sheffield Wednesday.

He said: “I’ve had plenty of text messages and support from all of my family, friends and people that I don’t speak to every day. They are all really proud and rooting for me to do well.

“It’s a brilliant feeling and I’m just itching to meet up with a few of the boys that I haven’t seen since the under-21 camps.

"I have played for the under-21s and that’s the natural progression. It’s something that has always been in the back of my mind. For a number of years I have not played regularly enough, so that’s had something to do with why the call never came

“There has always been quite good players in my position over the years. Alan Hutton was a regular, he’s had a great career. It’s difficult to dislodge people who get called up every week, when you are not playing regular, so I fully understand.”