Houghton not considering Scotland call-up

Hull FC star Danny Houghton insists he has not considered representing Scotland in the Four Nations. Reports emerged last week that Hull’s Challenge Cup hero could represent the Bravehearts in the upcoming tournament, should he not be selected by Wayne Bennett.

Houghton, who is fighting for an England jersey alongside Warrington’s Daryl Clark and Canberra’s Josh Hodgson, is eligible to play for Scotland through his grandfather.

However, speaking to League Express, the 27-year-old is adamant a Scotland call-up isn’t on his agenda.

“I’m not sure where that has come from,” he said. “It’s something I could do, but it isn’t something I’ve really thought about.

“My main goal is to play for England and that’s the only option I’ve really considered.

“I’d be over the moon if I get picked, and if not, so be it. It’s out of my hands. “For now, my focus is on doing all I can for Hull FC in the final few games of the season.”