Austria have been dealt another injury blow with the news that striker Marc Janko is out of Sunday's World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.
The veteran striker is suffering with a bout of tonsillitis so under-pressure boss Marcel Koller has drafted in the 27-year-old uncapped Sturm Graz forward Deni Alar.
Janko, pictured above during the Irish win in Vienna, has scored 28 times in 61 games for his country and joins a very lengthy crocked list.
Goalkeepers Robert Almer (cruciate) and Andreas Lukse (calf), midfielder Alessandro Shoepf (knee) and striker Marcel Sabitzer who slipped in his living room, fell on some glass and injured a muscle in his arm.
It brings the number of Austrian absentees to nine with Stefan Ilsanker and star midfielder Marko Arnautovic suspended and defender Markus Suttner opting for early retirement while full-back Andreas Ulmer decided to get married this weekend.
This led Koller to lash out at the attitude of the players with his ire directed mainly at the groom-to-be.
"This is not an attitude, you knew for a long time that on this date an important game takes place, you are not in Mauritius or elsewhere by the pool!"
It all means that six of the team that started the reverse fixture in November; Arnautovic, Shoepf, Janko, goalkeeper Ramazan Ozcan (retired) and full-back Florian Klein (dropped).
You would think that all of the unrest in the opposition camp might give the Irish players an extra pep in their step but midfielder Eunan O'Kane was reluctant to express any joy over the visitors' misfortune this afternoon.
"Sometimes when there's unrest in the camp it's a relief to get on the pitch so I don't think anything that you read or you hear can affect how we prepare for the game or what to expect from them.
"I think if it is true, they'll probably be looking forward to getting to the game and getting on the pitch so it is what it is, in terms of what you hear, the unrest.
"But I don't think we can expect anything different from them on the pitch from when we last played them."
O'Kane is craving some action with his only competitive action coming in a four minute cameo in the Group D away win against Moldova.
The Derryman has been busting a gut in training in the hope that he might catch the eye of manager Martin O'Neill.
"Obviously I would like to be in there. It's out of my hands. I've had a little bit of game time in the last few games so hopefully I've done enough to put some pressure on to get in there.
"But that's down to the manager and all I can do, is do what I can between the white lines to affect that decision."
O'Kane didn't show any eagerness in discussing the car shunt he was involved in before the Boys in Green met up initially last week.
The Leeds United midfielder was returning from his home county with defender Shane Duffy and they were involved in a 'minor' crash in which nobody was hurt.
"I don't think there's any need to [talk about that] if I'm honest. It happened. Thankfully no one was hurt. Duffy was fit to play 90 minutes in America. I was fit to play whatever was asked of me.
"As I say, thankfully no one was injured and I think we'll leave it at that."
A defeat for Austria would leave them 7 points behind Ireland in the group with a trip to Wales and tricky home tie against Serbia still to come.