Australian forward Lyndon Dykes has settled a possible international tug-of-war between Australia and Scotland saying he would choose to play for the Socceroos.
The 23-year old, who hails from the Gold Coast says he is on the side of the Green and Gold if he had to decide between the two countries.
"If I had to choose between Scotland or Australia, I'm choosing Australia," said Dykes.
"Scotland have a great team and my parents are Scottish. Obviously if I had the choice I would always pick Australia."
His family are originally from Dumfries in southern Scotland, also home to Calvin Harris. Dykes topped the second division with their local side, Queen of the South, scoring 23 goals and assisting 34 in over 100 games.
He made the step up to the Scottish Premiership at the beginning of this season and is the frontman for Livingston who are third after three matches.
The Australian has already conquered a milestone, scoring his first goal in the SPFL in a 4-1 win over Ross County last weekend.
"I felt nervous but I felt like I wasn't out of place," said Dykes.
"When I head to Ibrox to play Rangers and Celtic Park where there are 40,000 screaming fans, then i'll know it's real.
"I feel like I belong at this level. You've got to be confident in yourself to make it and I feel like i'm at the right league."
Dykes is a versatile player with speed and strength, but isn't short of confidence describing himself as a player who can make a serious impact.
"I feel like I can bring something special to the table," said Dykes. "If you're looking for that little special edge to win a match, I feel like I can produce that.
"I think I can play a role up front where I'm holding the ball up and being strong."
While the attacker describes himself as a powerful player, he takes inspiration from fellow Aussie in Scotland Tom Rogic, and isn't afraid to compare himself to the 46-time Socceroo.
"I think we are a lot alike in some ways," said Dykes. "I look at him and think it motivates me."
Australia boss Graham Arnold is set to announce his Socceroos squad for their first match of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying against Kuwait.