With the trauma still subsiding after the 6-0 friendly defeat to the Auld Enemy at Bramall Lane earlier in the month, Stark has named a 20-man squad for the visit to take on their Dutch counterparts at the Stadion De Goffert in Nijmegen, the same venue where Stark's last group of young players recorded a fine 2-1 qualifying win in 2011.
Having watched the video nasty of that brutal six-goal defeat on at least half a dozen occasions, Stark is inclined to write it off as a one-off for a relatively new group of players who have performed creditably in friendlies against Portugal and Greece and go into the match in the Netherlands with a win from their only competitive match so far, against Luxembourg in March.
"I've watched it about half-a-dozen times in different forms," said Stark. "And it's difficult to see what the players could have learned from it other than the fact it was a chastening experience for everyone. You can try to analyse why it happened and there are some valid reasons. But we would never have expected to lose the game in that manner - to lose four goals in 11 minutes.
"The only player who got near pass marks was Ryan Jack who did very well against a difficult opponent in Raheem Sterling," he added. "It was a really bad night in terms of players who are better than that, but we kept giving the ball away.
"If you do that against opponents like that then you are asking for it and we got it. England were bigger, stronger and quicker and when you are against that then it's difficult."
"But the first thing I'll be reminding the players of is that at the moment we are sitting with three points from one game in our group. We recognise how difficult the fixture in front of us is but I'm not saying it'll be more difficult than the England game. It is a game we aren't expecting to get anything out of but that was the case when we went there and won with the last group. It's going to take resilience, determination and those type of things to bounce back."
While there is a vote of confidence for most of the squad, there are a couple of notable inclusions and omissions. Jack Grimmer of Fulham, Daniel Handling of Hibernian and Callum Paterson of Hearts all come into the reckoning for their first appearance at this level, while there is no place for Islam Feruz of Chelsea, who had appeared somewhat out of his depth against bigger, stronger English defenders. Jordan Archer, of Tottenham Hotspur, who endured a difficult evening at Bramall Lane, is likely to retain the goalkeeper's jersey.
"Up until that game, Jordan had coped well," said Stark. "But he is the same as the rest, what do you do after a result like that? Do you just bin everyone? What is the sense in that? These boys have shown potential and I'm not saying they are the best group of players in the world but it's my job to try to squeeze the best out of them both individually and as a team.
"It didn't work for Izzy," he added, "but I take responsibility for putting him in there. He thinks he's more than capable of handling that level and he wasn't alone that night in not being able to contribute much."