Ferguson will undergo specialist examination on his persistent groin problem. Craig Brown, who named Everton's high-rise striker yesterday in the Scotland squad to play Denmark a week tonight, said the diagnosis would be "critical" for his prospects.
"We want to know if he needs an operation or just a rest cure," the Scotland manager said. "If it's major surgery that would rule him out of the finals. If it's scar tissue, he might just have a chance."
A sizeable number of the 41 players on senior and B international duty against the European champions will be forwards, reflecting the fact that injuries have prevented Brown establishing a partnership. Scott Booth, first-choice during qualifying, is to continue his rehabilitation in Tuesday's B match.
SCOTLAND SQUAD (v Denmark, Copenhagen, 24 April): Boyd (Celtic), Burley (Chelsea), Calderwood (Tottenham), Collins (Celtic), Ferguson (Everton), Gallacher (Blackburn), Gemmill (Nottm Forest), Goram (Rangers), Gunn (Norwich), Hendry (Blackburn), Jackson (Hibernian), Leighton (Hibernian), McAllister (Leeds), McCall (Rangers) McCoist (Rangers), McKimmie (Aberdeen), T McKinlay (Celtic), W McKinlay (Blackburn), McLaren (Rangers), McStay (Celtic), Spencer (Chelsea).
SCOTLAND B SQUAD (v Denmark, Nykobing Falster, 23 April): Booth (Aberdeen), Cameron (Hearts), Durie (Rangers), Glass (Aberdeen), Howie (Motherwell), Jess (Coventry), Lambert (Motherwell), Marshall (Arsenal), Martin (Motherwell), McGinlay (Bolton), McKinnon (Motherwell), McNamara (Celtic), Nevin (Tranmere), O'Neil (Celtic), Rae (Millwall), Robertson (Hearts), Shearer (Aberdeen), Walker (Partick), Watt (Aberdeen), Whyte (Middlesbrough).Reuse content