Denis had been my hero as a boy growing up and I was honoured to play in the same Scotland team as him.
He was an absolute superstar. But he made it very easy for everyone to play alongside him. He was a real team player.
I consider it one of the highlights of my career, if not THE highlight, to play in the same national team as Denis.
Unfortunately, Gordon Strachan doesn't have any players of that calibre to choose from in the Scotland squad at the moment.
But that is not to say he does not have individuals who can, as The Lawman did on a record 30 occasions for his country, put the ball in the back of the net.
Yes, Kenny Miller, who retired after scoring in the 3-2 defeat to England at Wembley last month, will be missed.
But there is a chance for somebody else to stake a claim for a regular start in the World Cup qualifier with Belgium at Hampden tonight.
It is a shame that Steven Fletcher could not be considered for this game. The Sunderland striker had been out injured.
But Jordan Rhodes has been scoring for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship down south and I am sure he can do likewise at international level.
Leigh Griffiths, Jamie Mackie, Shaun Maloney and Ross McCormack all have a great opportunity to push themselves forward in a game against a truly world-class side this evening.