DUNDEE defender Steven Caulker last night revealed how he would jump at the chance of starring for Scotland - if Alex McLeish comes calling, writes Euan McArthur.

Caulker is getting his career back on track at Dens Park with Neil McCann’s side following his move north of the border last month.

The 26-year-old centre-back made his England debut in November, 2012 where he scored in a 4-2 loss to Sweden.

Since that was a friendly, the Englishman, set to face St Johnstone today, remains eligible. Caulker would be all ears should McLeish turn to him in the future and told how he was approached some years ago by former Scotland manager Craig Levein.

Caulker, who qualifies to switch international allegiance through having a Scottish grandmother, said: “I spoke to Craig Levein when he was Scotland coach a few years ago when I was about 18 or 19.

“Obviously I wanted to try England at the time and I was in and around the squad so it wasn’t right for me then.

“Of course, I would never discount it though.

“Playing at any international level is an honour so if it became available in the future it is something I would definitely consider.

“I am living with my auntie and uncle in Kinross. They are a great help to me as I can’t drive at the moment.

“It was the whole package really about coming here – Neil McCann, getting game time and having my family around me as a support.

“Kinross is good if a bit different from London!

“It is nice as it is peaceful and away from everything.

“You just train and go home as there is not much else to do which is good for me really.”

As well as training, Caulker is enjoying playing games at Dens.

“I have played three games but it was disappointing that the Celtic match was called off as I was building a bit of momentum and wanted to keep going,” he said.

“But I am getting fitter every day and if I am selected against St Johnstone, I will be raring to go.”