McGregor, McManus earn Scotland recalls
Allan McGregor has expectedly been named in the Scotland squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Sweden in Stockholm. The Rangers goalkeeper's lifetime ban was overturned by coach Craig Levein when he took over from George Burley in December.
However, McGregor was left out of Levein's first squad to play Czech Republic at Hampden Park in March after sustaining an eye injury in an incident in Glasgow, with the former Dundee United manager admitting his decision was also, in part, due to the "circus" which would have surrounded the 28-year-old's return.
Scotland will be without Craig Gordon, who is out with a broken arm, meaning McGregor is favourite to take over between the sticks.
Levein also recalled Stephen McManus after dropping the Middlesbrough defender for the Czech encounter. He has has called up four Boro players in total, with Kevin Thomson, Barry Robson and Kris Boyd also included from the Riverside.
Rangers striker Kenny Miller was named despite shin splints hampering him during the Ibrox club's pre-season trip to Sydney, and team-mate Kirk Broadfoot returns after fully recovering from the injury problems which blighted last season.
Levein will get one last chance to see his players in action in Sweden before the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying double-header against Lithuania and Liechtenstein at the start of September.
Scotland's group also includes reigning world and European champions Spain, and Czech Republic.