Ipswich Town striker George Hirst is set to switch his national allegiance to play for Scotland, according to The Sun.

The 25-year-old, who missed half of last season through injury, bagged seven goals and six assists in 26 Championship games after signing on a permanent deal from Leicester City last summer.

Before that, Hirst had represented England at every level from under-17's to under-20's, winning the Toulon Tournament back in 2017.

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However, he's now contemplating whether or not to switch to Scotland, which he can do due to his grandfather on his father's side, who was born there.

His father, David, earned three caps for England during his playing career, scoring once.

Back in October 2023, Hirst admitted that he was keen to one day follow in his footsteps at international level, saying: "Yeah, it’s obviously every footballer’s goal – one of the highest achievements you can ever get in your career is to play for your country.

“To be selected as one of the best about for your country, I spoke to my dad and he did it three times and said to me himself that there’s no greater honour. That would be a long-term aspiration.

Steve Clarke's side finished bottom of Group A at Euro 2024Steve Clarke's side finished bottom of Group A at Euro 2024 (Image: PA)

"We’re in the Championship at the minute and that’s not something on the near horizon - I’m clear about that - but if I can keep doing my job and getting the best out of myself that I possibly can and if we keep winning games and taking this team to where it belongs, then you never know down the line.”

Scotland are in need of some attacking reinforcements as they prepare for their upcoming Nations League campaign ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Steve Clarke's side featured at Euro 2024, finishing bottom of Group A behind Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. They ended up with just one point from their three games, scoring twice.

Steve Clarke's side lost QPR striker Lyndon Dykes ahead of the tournament while his replacement, Southampton's Che Adams, struggled to lead the line by himself.