SFA chief seeks answers

Ferguson captaincy under risk

Peat: Seeking explanation

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SFA president George Peat has called for an investigation into the drinking session involving Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor.

Scotland's World Cup qualifying campaign has been overshadowed by the misdemeanours of Ferguson and McGregor at the team's hotel after last weekend's defeat by Holland.

Rangers duo Ferguson and McGregor were alleged to have been involved in an all-night drinking session which saw them both dropped by Scotland boss George Burley from the starting line-up for Wednesday's clash with Iceland.

The pair also created more controversy by appearing to make V-sign gestures towards the media while sitting on the bench during the victory over Iceland.

SFA chief executive Gordon Smith claimed the matter was closed on Thursday after revealing a code of conduct was to be introduced for players away on international duty to prevent any repeat of the Ferguson and McGregor scandal.

Peat insists the matter is far from finished and wants an explanation from Burley and the two players over the unsavoury incident.

"I want a full detailed explanation about what happened at the hotel on Sunday morning," Peat told the Daily Record. "Who gave the players permission to have drinks and why?

"I want to know exactly what the behaviour of the players involved was like and if complaints were made by guests who may have been upset by what they saw or heard.

"I also want to know why those two players made the gestures which were all over the papers on Thursday morning. I want to know who those gestures were aimed at.

"It will be up to the manager or chief executive to bring that information to the table. When the full report is ready it will go before the full board and we will see where we take it from there."