Football: Scotland look to Levein

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HIS OPTIONS limited by weekend withdrawals, the Scotland coach, Andy Roxburgh, yesterday named Craig Levein as captain for the first time and asked Duncan Ferguson to lead the line in tomorrow's friendly against Germany at Ibrox.

Likened by Roxburgh to Joe Jordan, the strapping Ferguson will link up with John Robertson of Hearts or the uncapped Aberdeen youngster, Scott Booth. The Dundee United striker was dropped after last summer's European Championship finals amid mutterings about 'immaturity' from Roxburgh, who believes Levein's troubles are now behind him. 'I always suspected that the innocence of youth would go when he discovered what the business is all about,' he said.