Lawrence Shankland has insisted he needed no added motivation to make the most of his Scotland chance after waiting four years for his second goal.

The Hearts striker first netted for the national team against San Marino back in 2019 but stepped up to score a late leveller against Georgia in Tbilisi this week.

For Shankland, who has been clinical at club level, the wait has been lengthy but the striker was always confident of making his mark when given the opportunity.

"It's great as a striker getting my goal," said Shankland who was a late call-up to replace Che Adams. "It's been a long time coming. I've been patient, waiting my turn but I knew I'd be ready.

"I missed out on the last one but coming into this one I've been feeling confident in my club football and I've been scoring goals and I have that feeling just now when I'm on the pitch I will get goals and thankfully that paid off tonight.

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"It's a great feeling to get a goal for your country. Unfortunately, in the end it was only an equaliser but sometimes you have to take them. It was important given we came from behind twice and it was important we left here with at least a point."

Shankland, 28, rose highest to nod home Stuart Armstrong's lofted cross in the final stages in Georgia but the striker insisted he needed no extra inspiration from manager Steve Clarke.

"He didn't need to give me a message," said Shankland on the Scotland National Team YouTube channel. "We had quite a lot of pressure in and about their box. As a striker it's just being in and about there and being about when the chances come and thankfully enough Stu has hung up a good ball at the back post and I managed to attack it well and get the goal."

And on the travelling Tartan Army in Tbilisi, Shankland added: "The fans were great, it was a big travelling support. Fortunately didn't mean much in terms of being pivotal for the group but thankfully we managed to get a draw for them. It's a long way for them to travel and they can go home pleased."