Kenny Miller is hoping he can prove his fitness for Scotlandâ€™s final Euro2012 qualifiers starting on Saturday.
The Scots, third in Group I, meet bottom-placed Liechtenstein in Vaduz on the weekend before taking on Spain in Alicante on Tuesday and need at least four points from the matches whilst hoping the second-placed Czech Republic slip up.
That task would be made all the more difficult if star striker Miller were to miss with a groin injury but he is remaining defiant about his chances of taking part in two of Scotlandâ€™s most important games in recent history.
"I still don't know if I will be ready to play at the weekend but I'll fly out with the lads in the morning and I hope to join them at training over there on the Friday,â€ť he told the Daily Record.
"If I can do that and come through OK hopefully I'll be ready for Liechtenstein."
Millerâ€™s absence will now be even more important after captain Darren Fletcher was ruled out of the Liechtenstein game after being struck down by tonsillitis.