Kenny Miller is hoping he can prove his fitness for Scotland'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 Scotland'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," he told the Daily Record.
"If I can do that and come through OK hopefully I'll be ready for Liechtenstein."
Miller'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.