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Birmingham midfielder Ferguson: No Scotland decision

Birmingham City midfielder Barry Ferguson says he hasn't considered declaring himself available for Craig Levein's Scotland squad.

In a column for The Herald, Ferguson wrote: "There have been suggestions in the past few weeks that I had been spending a lot of time thinking over my position in terms of a return to the international squad, and that I had more or less decided that I would.

"Nothing could be further from the truth. I have not spoken with the manager since he came down to Birmingham in March and we had a very good conversation.

"The position was made clear then and it hasn't changed at all. I have not given it any thought, and the manager knows exactly where I am coming from.

"In our discussions, I told him that this was an issue I had felt I would never have to deal with again after what happened with my expulsion from the squad under George Burley and the lifetime ban I received.

"I told Craig that my priority was seeing out the season with total commitment to my club. I would then go away on holiday with my family and return for pre-season at the start of July. It was agreed that we would discuss things again before the start of the new campaign, and that remains the case."

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