Serbia boss Siniša Mihajlović says he’s relaxed about his squad entering a new cycle without experienced duo Nemanja Vidic and Dejan Stankovic.
The Manchester United defender and Internazionale midfielder announced their retirement from international duty after the nation’s failure to qualify for Euro 2012.
This is Mihajlović’s first campaign as boss having been in charge of Serie A side Fiorentina for part of last term.
And ahead of the match with Scotland, he says he has a mix of youth and experience in his ranks.
He said: “We still have plenty of experienced players like [Branislav] Ivanovic, Aleksandar Kolarov and five or six others.
“We also have a lot of youth players. I can say we have a mixture of youth power and experienced guys.”
Mihajlović went on to say he wouldn’t waste any time complaining about players he knew he would be without.
Having fielded questions about absent Scotland striker Steven Fletcher, the former Lazio defender was asked who he thought was the most dangerous player in Craig Levein’s ranks.
He simply smiled and named the Sunderland striker.