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Ogilive: Levein has free reign

Ogilive: Levein has free reign (©GettyImages)
Ogilive: Levein has free reign (©GettyImages).

Campbell Ogilvie insists the Scottish Football Association will not interfere with Scotland manager Craig Levein's selection policy regardless of Steven Fletcher's ongoing exile from the national team.

Levein will name his squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Belgium at Hampden on Tuesday but there will be no place for the Sunderland striker in his plans. Fletcher has not featured for the Scots since informing the SFA by text message that he did not wish to be selected for a game against Northern Ireland in February 2011.

The 25-year-old indicated last month via Twitter that he would be willing to return to the national fold if wanted, but SFA president Ogilvie said: "It's clear-cut, it's very black and white. The manager is employed to pick the team and the players who he wants for his squad for the national team."

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