BROWN RINGS CHANGES IN SCOTLAND SQUAD
By Steve Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hendry misses out due to club commitments with Bolton in the aftermath of a controversial elbowing incident during Scotland's previous World Cup qualifying tie with San Marino.
Also missing from the squad are the injured Matt Elliott and Newcastle striker Kevin Gallacher.
Dundee United's Charlie Miller receives his first call-up for international duty, as does in-form Hibernian midfielder John O'Neil.
Uncapped Dundee prodigy Gavin Rae (pictured) is included in the squad for the second time in his fledgling career after being drafted into the squad that faced San Marino as cover for Barry Ferguson.
Scott Booth, currently plying his trade in Holland with Twente Enschede, also returns to the Scottish fold after a lengthy absence.
Brown explained Booth's selection, saying: "Scott Booth comes in on merit. My colleagues Alex McLeish and Andy Watson looked at him last week and the reports were very favourable indeed."
He went on to reveal that he felt the time was right to introduce some new faces, as he continued: "Charlie Miller has always been a talented player and now I think his club manager Alex Smith has got the best out of him and this is a new challenge for him.
"Regarding John O'Neil, the weekend helped him and I looked at his recent form and thought he deserved a call-up, and also this is an opportunity to look at Gavin who has been playing well for Dundee this season."
Scotland squad to play Poland in a friendly international in Bydgosczcz on April 25:
Robert Douglas, Neil Sullivan; Tom Boyd, Christian Dailly, Calum Davidson, Jackie McNamara, Steven Pressley, David Weir; Colin Cameron, Barry Ferguson, Scot Gemmill, Paul Lambert, Charlie Miller, John O'Neil, Gavin Rae; Scott Booth, Paul Dickov, Billy Dodds, Don Hutchison, Allan Johnston.