But he is wary of upsetting the Tartan Army.
"I'm fiercely proud to be Scottish and want to play for Scotland," said Bannan. "I always wanted to play for my country and I still get goosebumps thinking about our game last year against Lithuania when I got a huge ovation from the Tartan Army after I was substituted late in the game.
"The last thing I want to happen is for the supporters to turn against me and for me to do something that would damage Scotland.
"I will now speak with the manager and then take things from there."