You know things are bad when so many players are pulling out of the forthcoming Scotland fixture, despite it being one of the last chances they might get to leave the country for the lack of visa application, access to ports and airports, or fuel to get them there.
Jack Hendry would benefit from game time, but Kieran Tierney James Forrest and Callum McGregor would each be better resting up this week than travelling across the Continent.
The player I’m most concerned about is Mikael Lustig, who travels to Turkey with Sweden. Mikael will be 32 next month, played at the World Cup and needs to manage his limbs more than most. I’m sure he loved representing his country, but it might be time to concentrate on the day job.