SAINTS full-back Lachlan Coote has committed to Scotland for the 2021 World Cup.

Coote, who played in Great Britain's defeat by Tonga in October, admits that his tour did not go as he wanted.

He lost his spot to his Saints team-mate Jonny Lomax for the remaining three matches, which Bennett's men also lost.

"The tour didn't go as we planned," he said. "Personally I was bit disappointed how it all went but that's rugby league, that's what happens.

"My performance didn't give me any reason why I should have got picked for the New Zealand game and Jonny has been Wayne Bennett's full-back for a number of years and he's never let anyone down. And I don't think he did either on the tour.

"I hung in there and did what I had to do for the team. They were a great bunch of blokes to be around."

Coote says the fact that he is not eligible for England, with Bennett keeping one eye on the 2021 World Cup, also played a part in his non-selection, although he has no complaints about the way he was treated and appreciated the coach's honesty.

"I'm not eligible for England, my grandma is Scottish, and I think that was probably another reason," he said

"Wayne did touch on the fact that I'm not going to be part of the England squad.

"That's what I loved about Wayne. He's got a lot of respect from his players and he's got a lot of respect for his players."

The 29-year-old former North Queensland Cowboy, who was man of the match in Scotland's historic draw with New Zealand in the 2016 Four Nations Series, missed the 2017 World Cup through injury but plans to play in 2021 and is hoping to attract more big names.

The Bravehearts have been paired with Australia, Fiji and Italy for the tournament.

Coote said: "I would love to play for Scotland again.

"We've got the 2021 World Cup coming up and it would be great to get a few more boys on board because I think if we get another team like we had in that Four Nations, I can't see any reason why we won't go good in the World Cup."