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Shamed duo set for Scotland return

Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith has opened the door for a return to international football for shamed duo Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor. Birmingham midfielder Ferguson and Rangers keeper McGregor were handed lifetime bans from representing Scotland after flicking V-signs at photographers during April's World Cup qualifier against Iceland.

Smith said whoever succeeded George Burley would be free to select any player, including Ferguson and McGregor.

"The new manager will definitely have a say in who he wants to play," Smith said. "The manager has the decision on all forms of dealing with discipline.

"If a new manager comes in, I'm sure they will have licence to pick who they want."

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