DEREK McInnes today challenged Pittodrie’s international hopefuls to go all out to realise their cap dreams next season.
Defender Mark Reynolds has been called up to Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad for this month’s double header.
The Scots face World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar in a controversial friendly at Easter Road on Friday.
Swiss Federal prosecutors have launched an investigation into Fifa’s awarding of the World Cups to Qatar and Russia (2018).
The Qatar clash is a warm-up for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland on Saturday, June 13.
Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney is in the provisional Irish squad to face Scotland in that Dublin showdown.
Winger Niall McGinn played in Northern Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Qatar and is set to face Romania in a Belfast Euro qualifier next Saturday.
McInnes wants more Dons to force their way into the international picture by shining in the new season.
He said: “The challenge for my players is to break into the international set-up.
“The better we do as a club, then more international opportunities for players will come.
“If the team is doing well the individual players within that team get recognised a bit more.
“It helps each player’s case if the team is doing well.”