Ferguson decides against Scotland return

Ferguson decides against Scotland return

Barry Ferguson has decided against a return to the Scotland fold for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Spain.

Ferguson, who has not played for Scotland since the infamous ’Boozegate’ episode last year, admitted earlier this month that being out of the squad “hurt” him.

But he has since told Scotland manager Craig Levein that he does not want to be considered for selection.

A Scottish Football Association spokesman said: ``During a live radio broadcast last week, Barry Ferguson intimated that he may consider a return to international football.

“In subsequent conversations with the national team coach, Craig Levein, and the team scout, Michael Oliver, Barry has confirmed this not to be the case.

“He will therefore not be considered for selection and the matter is now closed.”

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