Seven players have withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad for this week's Carling Nations Cup match against Scotland.
Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington's plans have been hit by the withdrawals of a number of key performers.
Captain Aaron Hughes has been forced to pull out with back and hamstring injuries.
Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty is being checked out for glandular fever and also misses out.
Chris Brunt, meanwhile, suffered an ankle injury in West Brom's defeat by Manchester City and like Lafferty has not travelled.
Craig Cathcart, Sammy Clingan and Johnny Gorman as well as goalkeeper Maik Taylor will also be absent.
Worthington has called up the Watford pair of Adam Thompson and Lee Hodson, along with Manchester United's Oliver Norwood and Aberdeen's Rory McArdle to help provide cover.