Boss Derek McInnes hopes Aberdeen’s 12-game unbeaten league streak will be rewarded with an international call-up for some of his in-form Scottish stars.
National boss Gordon Strachan has confirmed he will name two separate squads for next month’s games against Czech Republic and Denmark.
Strachan is now rebuilding for the World Cup 2018 qualifying bid and is expected to use the friendlies to assess new blood.
Now three months unbeaten, Aberdeen have blown open the Premiership title race and now sit level on points with defending champions Celtic, who McInnes’ side recently defeated 2-1.
In the three years since Strachan was appointed Craig Levein’s successor in January 2013, no Don has received game time under the Gothenburg Great.
That is despite the Reds finishing league runners-up with a record non-Old Firm points total last season, winning the League Cup in 2014 and twice competing in Europe.
Pittodrie boss McInnes hopes the Dons’ three-month unbeaten league stretch will be recognised by Strachan against the Czechs (Prague, March 24) and the
Danes (Hampden, March 31).
McInnes said: “Hopefully, the upcoming friendlies will open up the chance with Scotland for some Aberdeen players.
“You always hope your players will be involved in the Scotland squad and there are several of my players I could make a case for to come into consideration.
“I say to the players all the time that you have to be part of a team going well to be successful.
“I tell them performances have to be very consistent to get anywhere near Gordon’s team.
“Gordon is very loyal with his squad and his squad has been good to him.
“To break into that you are going to have to show good form and show good personality.
“However, we have players in good form at the minute and a few of them are Scottish.”
Aberdeen left-back Graeme Shinnie and centre-back Mark Reynolds have both been in squads under Strachan but have yet to be capped.
The last Aberdeen player to receive game time with Scotland was Chris Maguire in the Carling Nations Cup in 2011.
Striker Maguire, who left the Dons for Derby County two months later, came on as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland in Dublin.
Since then Shinnie, Reynolds, Ryan Jack and Peter Pawlett have all been called up by Strachan but have yet to earn a cap.