The 27-year old has previously suffered with three broken legs in the space of five months with Boro but now he is back to fitness is looking at returning for both club and country in the near future.
"I have an eye on the forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign," he told the Daily Record.
"I've never hidden the fact that I want to play for my country. I feel as though I still have the ability.
"When I used to get picked in the squad, every new manager who came in wanted to build his team around me. I don't feel as if I've lost any of that ability. I just need to get games.
"So it's up to me to put good performances in for Boro. If the opportunity comes along to play for Scotland again that would be great.
"For the last three years I haven't played much football and it has been a hard time on and off the park.
"I did even consider quitting last season. It was getting a bit frustrating.
"But one thing I don't do is hide in a corner. I like to stick my chest out and people can see that in the way I play. I always take the ball and responsibility."