Levein open to return of trio
New Scotland boss Craig Levein has suggested Barry Ferguson, Allan McGregor and Kris Boyd may be recalled.
Last Updated: 23/12/09 8:00pm
New Scotland manager Craig Levein insists he will not rule any players out of his selection process, suggesting Barry Ferguson, Allan McGregor and Kris Boyd will all be considered.
The former Dundee United boss was confirmed as successor to George Burley on Wednesday after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.
Burley was sacked following a disastrous qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup while his tenure involved the 'Boozegate' saga of Birmingham's Ferguson and Rangers' McGregor, who were banned from representing Scotland for life.
Rangers striker Boyd also refused to play under the ex-Ipswich chief to mark another low point in an unsuccessful reign, which ended after the 3-0 friendly defeat to Wales in mid-November.
But Levein's priority is to improve fortunes and qualify for Euro 2012 and he has therefore indicated that the door is open for everybody, saying: "I will not be ruling out any players.
"Whether those players, when selected, don't want to come, then that's a different matter.
"My job is to try to qualify, so I'll be picking the best players."
Levein was encouraged by Ferguson's comments that he would consider a return to international football, adding: "We're not a big nation. We need every top-quality player."