Craig Levein has named his starting XI for Scotland's friendly date with Slovenia, and Charlie Mulgrew is set to make his senior debut.
The Celtic defender is set to make his bow on Wednesday night as part of a back four that also includes skipper Gary Caldwell, Wolves' Christophe Berra and Norwich full-back Russell Martin.
Rangers keeper Allan McGregor will provide Scotland's last line of defence.
James McArthur, James Morrison and Charlie Adam will provide the creativity in midfield, with Jamie Mackie and James Forrest operating down the flanks.
With Kenny Miller rested, Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith will lead the attacking line.
Levein is happy with the make-up of his side and is hoping Scotland will put in another impressive display.
Failure to qualify for Euro 2012 means the long wait for an appearance at a major international tournament goes on, but Levein believes he is better prepared to right those wrongs now than he was when he inherited the reins back in December 2009.
"There are a million things that have changed," he said.
"I am 100 per cent happier now and better off with the group that I have got than I had back then.
"There is millions of stuff I didn't know. There was a little trepidation the last time round because I didn't know an awful lot about the international scene.
"Last time round I didn't know the players, I didn't know the best group, the best system to play but I am two years further down the road. I am much more up to speed with the players I have available.
"I have increased the size of squad and the competition for places is really, really healthy. So of course, we are better prepared and we will be ready to go come September
"It puts me into a far better place, mentally, going into this qualifying campaign."