HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Lee Clark is backing Jordan Rhodes to win full international honours with Scotland and says the club have no need to part with either him or hot full-back prospect Jack Hunt.
Clark - preparing for Saturday's trip to Exeter - says he is proud to have his top young players being talked about in terms of internatonal involvement and being speculated about with regard to higher-level clubs.
Rhodes has netted five times in his last two appearances for Scotland Under 21s while Hunt's recent displays - he was watched by England Under 21 boss Stuart Pearce in the 4-0 win at Brentford - have led to him being suggested for the Three Lions at that level.
Clark said: "It makes me proud to have the lads being talked about and everyone involved with the club should be proud.
"It's correct to say Jordan is on the verge of getting a full Scotland cap and why shouldn't he?
"He has scored five goals in two games for the Under 21s and they are a national that is not blessed with lots of goalscorers.
"When you have a player who has got that natural instinct then he should come into the reckoning, and I wouldn't be surprised when Craig Levein has his next friendly in preparation for the World Cup campaign that Jordan gets thrown into the mix.
"Let him have a look, test him maybe, whether it's in the starting line-up or from the bench, and see how he copes with it.
"Dip him in and out because, when it comes to the qualifying campaign, he might be one of those strikers (who does the business). Craig Mackail-Smith has taken to it very well, so there's no reason why Jordan can't."
On Hunt, Clark continued: "In my opinion he should be in the Under 21s, whether it's as a starting player or in the squad.
"Stuart Pearce is very good at his job and watches a lot of matches and he saw him at Brentford when he did very well in a good team performance."
So is Clark worried about all the talk distracting his players from their job with Town?
"I can't do anything about it because you can't hide good players," he said.
"What I have to do is get lots of these good players so our matches get called off (on international weeks).
"It's great because, when was the last time the club had the opportunity to sell two outstanding players in the summmer (Anthony Pilkington and Lee Peltier) for fantastic fees and everyone is talking about the next bunch of players who I know are on everyone's radar, who people are watching and people are speaking about whether for internationals or clubs at a higher level?
"If we put them on the market, they would go for fantastic fees as well, but we are not going to sell them, we don't have to. They are learning their trade."