AIDEN McGeady and James McCarthy are not missed by Scotland, the country of their birth, according to Gordon Strachan.
The Scottish national team manager made the comments ahead of next month’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Ireland at Celtic Park.
McGeady and McCarthy have so-far starred in Ireland’s unbeaten start to the campaign, but Strachan insists his side are no worse without them.
“It would be great to have them but they’re not there, so that’s it. And if they’ve left spaces in our squad, I think we’ve filled them up nicely,” said the former Celtic manager.
“They’re two terrific players who are at a great club. They’re lads who have got the most out of their ability.
“Those two have determined their own futures. Aiden did a great job for me at Celtic, he could win games. McCarthy is a lad I've also known for a long time.
One man who looks set to miss the match is Wes Hoolahan after he suffered an ankle injury in Norwich’s 1-0 loss at Fulham.
Hoolahan scored in the recent qualifier against Gibraltar and provided the cross for John O’Shea’s equaliser against Germany but is likely to miss the next round of games.