Reading academy graduate, Dominic Hyam, has earned his first call-up to the Scotland national squad.

The 27-year-old spent nine years in RG2, however failed to earn a first-team appearance before his 2017 departure.

Enjoying a very successful six years at Coventry City- earning promotion from League Two up to the Championship- the centre-back moved to Blackburn Rovers in the summer.

Now fighting for promotion to the Premier League under Jon-Dahl Tomasson, the defender has replaced the injured Jack Hendry in the squad.

Ironically, Hyam worked under the current Scotland manager, Steve Clarke, while on the books at Reading.

The former Chelsea and Newcastle United coach was in charge between 2014 and 2015, taking the Royals to the 2015 FA Cup semi-final.

He famously took Scotland to Euro 2020, their first tournament since 1998.

They face Cyprus and Spain at Hampden Park in qualification for the 2024 European Championship.