New Dundee keeper Jon McCracken has the talent to rival former Norwich City team mate Angus Gunn’s status as Scotland number one.

Wishaw-bred McCracken was among a number of players released by the Canaries at the end of his contract, but linked up with the ‘Dark Blues’ where he had two loan stints last season.

The 24-year-old, who never made a professional appearance for Norwich after joining from Hamilton in 2016, agreed a two year deal to return north of the border.

McCracken has now been handed the number one jersey for the new season at Dens Park – and a challenge from Docherty.

“I think he does (have a chance of playing for Scotland), and he thinks he does,” he said, quoted by the Courier. “It is okay me sitting here and saying that, but Jon has huge ambition. The most important thing is he thinks he can.

“He has a taste of it. He has worked with a lot of boys and is close to Kenny McLean and Grant Hanley and he has huge ambition.

“I am delighted to secure the signing of Jon because he did have a lot of suitors.

“What Jon brings, you saw his performances last year at the tail end of the season.

“His playing out from the back is outstanding, his kicking and distribution is also good and he is a good goalkeeper.

“Jon has huge ambition and it matches mine. It gives me, as I want all over the squad, really healthy competition.

“I also have Trevor Carson who is a fantastic keeper, which is good. It is good competition.”

Gunn underlined his status as Scotland’s number one after bouncing back from a tough Euro2024 opener to hosts Germany to showcase his shot-stopping ability against Switzerland and Hungary, in the Tartan Army’s group stage exit.