ROBERT SNODGRASS says Jordan Rhodes will be part of a big upsurge for the Scotland international team.
The Leeds captain believes the exodus of footballing talent from Scotland is set to continue as players seek riches in England.
But he claims the upshot will be a Scottish national side with players capable of "terrorising" other countries – including Rhodes, who has 40 goals for Town and six for the Scotland Under 21s this season.
Snodgrass and Rhodes are two of dozens of Scots plying their trade South of the border.
Former Livingston player Snodgrass, 24, missed this week’s Scotland training camp in America – which concludes with a friendly against the USA in the early hours of Sunday morning – to work on strengthening his problematic back.
But he is confident that in the long run the national side will reap the benefits of having so many players in the Barclays Premier League and npower Championship.
"There is great talent coming through in Scotland," said Snodgrass.
"Any lad will tell you, they want to try to play at the highest possible level.
"In every window players are going down there and they want to get down there because that’s where the big jackpot is, the Premier League, and everybody is trying to get into it.
"You see the talent that is in the Premier League and even in the Championship – some of the boys at West Ham were on £50,000 a week in the Championship.
"So these lads, for their careers and chances to get into the national side, would want to try to get down there and do as well as they possibly can.
"It’s good for the nation that these players are going down there and improving their game.
"The fans in Scotland want to see them but they will get to see them in the national side when they are terrorising nations all over the place.
"This is what we want to see at Hampden, this is what we want back again."