If selected, he will probably face a familiar opponent, as free scoring Arsenal youngster Anthony Stokes, currently on loan with Falkirk has been called up to the Republic Squad.
If Mark can progress from here to the full squad, he will become the first ICT player to earn full international honours for Scotland whilst playing for ICT.
Perhaps disappointing is the omission of other potential candidates in Craig Dargo, Ian Black and Grant Munro but Mark getting into the squad is a good start.
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ICT International Trivia
- Richard Hastings (Canada) is the only player currently at the club who has won international honours whilst playing for ICT. Richard made 31 appearances for Canada, scoring 1 goal.
- Davide Xausa was also capped for Canada while at the club. (32 appearances / 2 goals)
- Current squad member Gary McSwegan gained two international caps before joining ICT and scored against Lithuania in a 3-0 victory
- Former players Duncan Shearer (SCO - 7caps, 2 goals), Nicky Walker (SCO - 2 caps) and Sergei Baltacha (USSR - 47 caps) earned International caps before becoming ICT players