Scotland manager Alex McLeish will be scratching his head after his two top class left-backs withdrew from the squad to face Kazakhstan.
Captain and Liverpool star Andrew Robertson is out because of a dental operation, while Celtic ace Kieran Tierney has a hip injury.
But this could pave the way for Aberdeen skipper Graeme Shinnie to fill in at left-back and show Rangers why he should be a target.
The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has unsurprisingly been linked with a pre-contract move to Rangers (Daily Record).
Steven Gerrard wants the versatile star on a bargain deal and Shinnie has the opportunity to show just what he can do.
Originally in the squad to play in midfield, Shinnie could be McLeish’s starting left-back and this is an area where Rangers could strengthen.
Borna Barisic has had a hit-and-miss season with injuries and a loss of form, while Andy Halliday has also filled in at left-back.
There is a vacancy in this position and if Shinnie can impress during international duty, he could earn himself a move to Rangers.
Robertson and Tierney have made it very hard for any Scottish left-backs to impress for the national side so this is an opportunity Shinnie cannot waste.