Scotland chance for Parkin
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scotland have turned to Sam Parkin as they continue to search for a striker.Scotland have turned to League One's Sam Parkin as they continue to search for a striker who can score on a regular basis.
A lack of goals have hampered Scotland in recent years and new boss Walter Smith is willing to explore all avenues to discover a solution.
Parkin has proven a prolific hit-man over the past three seasons for Swindon and is reportedly attracting attention from further up the football pyramid.
The former Chelsea forward qualifies for selection courtesy of having a Scottish mother and will be handed a chance in Tuesday's Future Team against Austria.
''He has been reccommended and I have had him watched on a good few occasions and the reports have all been good,'' said Smith.
''The boy can only play at the level he is involved in at the present moment.
''If he carries on scoring the goals he has done and does as well as he has been doing then the challenge is to rise up a level and see if he can handle it.
''He started out with a big club and could well start making his way back up - and I certainly hope so.
''Some boys when they are younger take a little longer to mature.''