SUNDERLAND striker Ross Stewart admits he hasn't paid much attention to talk surrounding a potential call up to the Scotland squad for the next international break. 

The comments come after Black Cats boss Lee Johnson said he thinks the national sideand manager Steve Clarke are weighing up the possibility of calling up Stewart for the next international break in October. 

The 25-year-old is uncapped at senior level but has put in a string of impressive performances for the Black Cats with five goals in eight League One games so far. 

Scotland currently sit second in Group F after the last round of World Cup qualifying fixtures. Clarke and Co are back in action next month in a huge Hampden showdown with Israel before a trip to the Faroe Islands.

Despite the talk surrounding his international future, the tall striker says he's just concentrating on his club football. 

"I think if it was to happen, representing your country would be a huge honour" said Stewart.

"It’s probably something that recently I haven’t given much thought but at the same time I just want to keep doing well for Sunderland and if that was something that happens it would be a huge honour.

"My focus right now is just to keep trying to do well for Sunderland."

In recent weeks, Johnson told the media: "Scotland have definitely watched him, I know that, as they would with all Scottish-born players.

"I would think he would have to be in that next band of players to consider, just by virtue of his form.

"It's not just his four goals, but also his general all-round play which would be an asset to any team playing at any level. He's done really well and we're really pleased with him.

"In the end, international call-ups come if you keep on making the right decisions, keep training well, and keep on showing the right attitude.

"Ross could probably have scored six or seven by now with the opportunities he has had, but the key thing for me is that he keeps on getting those opportunities.

"In every game he is getting one, two, sometimes three, opportunities. Some are half-chances, some are good chances, and in a good side like ours he will score goals, there's no doubt about that."

A potential call-up to the squad could be damaging to Sunderland given there league fixtures continue during the international break. However, they were given permission to rearrange their league game against Sheffield Wednesday due to the fact so many members of their squad were on international duty.