But after racking up multiple fruitless squad jaunts with Gordon Strachan’s side, the Aberdeen defender is determined to make 2016 the year he finally collects his first cap.
Reynolds’ rock-solid performances for the Dons made him a national squad mainstay during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
After an injury hit opening to this season, he is once again fighting fit and showing his worth.
And he is determined to stay solid for title-chasing Aberdeen as a means to winning a coveted Scotland centre-half berth.
“I just need to keep going the way I’m going,” he said.
“Obviously it would be good to get that elusive first cap, having been on the bench more times than anyone without getting on.
“It’s a great experience going away though, you learn so much playing with these guys and from the management team as well so I’ll just keep plugging way and trying to get better.
“The performances and the level of consistency have been increasing week on week, year on year so we’ll just need to see where that has us come May.
“I haven’t really come close to a cap yet.
“A lot of the friendlies it used to be about getting guys who haven’t played caps.
But recently the focus has been purely on the qualifiers and on winning.
“The manager has always had a settled team and he’d speak to you before the game and say he’d try to get you on but he didn’t know.
“He’d say he didn’t know who was in his midfield, or he was trying to settle the defence and he wanted to change his goalie and all your subs end up being gone.
“All you can do is wait your turn.”
Reynolds will need to catch a better break to get into Gordon Strachan’s side than the one he caught against Hearts last month.
A clash of heads with Jam Tarts striker Juanma sent him to the hospital with a broken nose during the Dons’ 1-0 win.
It turned out to be more complicated than normal and required a horrific fix.
But Reynolds is philosophical about the knock, to the point where he expects it to happen again.
“I ended up having it re-broken last Thursday. An artery got caught in the break so it just kept bleeding,” he said.
“We couldn’t work out why so I went to see a specialist and she re-broke it.
“She injected it to numb it up then just went to town on it. She basically swung me around the room until it was straight!”
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