James McFadden is a doubt for Scotland's friendly against the Czech Republic at Hampden on Wednesday.

McFadden said he was "desperate" to play despite being taken off with a groin concern after scoring the only goal for Birmingham City against Wigan at the weekend.

"I felt it a bit on Saturday and it kind of went away and I got taken off as a precaution," he said.

"It's more prevention than actually being injured at the minute so I'll see how it goes. I'm desperate to play, I want to play for my country.

"Obviously I want to show the manager what I can do but he has seen me before.
"It's another game for Scotland and that's why I want to play."

McFadden, meawhile, has been trying to persuade Birmingham City team-mate Barry Ferguson to return to the international fold.

The former Rangers midfielder was given a clean slate by Levein following his international ban for his part in the 'Boozegate' affair which occurred between two 2010 World Cup qualifiers but has not yet decided if he will return.

"I speak to Barry every day but it's his decision, it's nothing really to do with me," said McFadden.

"Obviously I would love to see him back because he has had a brilliant season for us and he is a player that we could definitely use.

"He is as fit as anything but maybe looking forward to getting the season over with Birmingham but it would be good to see him back."