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Scotland will need to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat against Holland last weekend when they host Iceland this Wednesday

Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor have been dropped for Scotland’s World Cup qualifier with Iceland after allegedly staying up drinking at the team hotel.

The duo were reportedly seen by guests at the team hotel after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Holland when the rest of the team had gone to their rooms.

“Due to a breach of team discipline, they will not play,” said a Scottish Football Association spokesman.

“However, they could still join the squad at Hampden for the match.”

National team captain Ferguson failed to appear at Tuesday’s press conference, where coach George Burley hinted at “big decisions” to be made over team selection.

“There’s a lot of big decisions to be made,” Burley said on Tuesday.

“I will speak to my staff but it’s one where I need to back my own judgment. I won’t worry about other factors, simply what I feel will be the best team to win.”

The absence of the Rangers pair will further restrict Burley’s options, given he is already missing a string of injured players.

James McFadden, Shaun Maloney, Barry Robson, Paul Hartley, David Weir, Kirk Broadfoot, Kevin Thomson were all unavailable prior to the World Cup qualifying double-header.

Meanwhile, Kris Commons and Graham Alexander have been ruled out since the squad convened.

Scotland will need to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat against Holland last weekend when they host Iceland this Wednesday

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