4 Apr 2009

Ferguson and McGregor banned by Scotland

8:22 am on 4 April 2009

Rangers captain Barry Ferguson and goalkeeper Allan McGregor were banned from playing for Scotland and suspended without pay by their football club for two weeks on Friday after a breach of discipline while on international duty.

Ferguson, 31, and McGregor, 27, were sent home from training by Rangers and Ferguson was stripped of the club captaincy.

The Scottish FA said in a statement that the pair would no longer be considered for Scotland duty after the pair were discplined following a drinking session at the team hotel last weekend.