Steven Anderson’s plane seat is empty as St Johnstone fly out to Switzerland.
The long-serving central defender and Scottish Cup goal hero has had to admit defeat in his fitness battle.
His hamstring injury has gotten the better of him and he will stay at home, as will Gary McDonald.
Stevie May will make the journey but the chances of him featuring appear to be very slim indeed.
Manager Tommy Wright said: “Ando is out and won’t be with us. Stevie will travel and we will give him right up till the final whistle to see how he is but he is a doubt.”
Wright, meanwhile, pinpointed midfielder Alain Wiss as the man who poses the biggest threat to his team in the Swissporarena.
He said: “Wiss is a box-to-box player who has a knack of scoring goals so he will have to be watched closely.
“Overall, they are a team that likes to press high up the park but I feel we can use the experience we have gained in Europe to our advantage.”