Scotland have not given up hope on Birmingham midfielder Barry Ferguson ending his international exile, according to brother Derek.
The 32-year-old has not played for the national team since April 2009, having being banned for a late-night drinking session with team-mate Alan McGregor.
But following George Burley’s departure as manager, both Ferguson and McGregor were offered second chances by new boss Craig Levein.
And while the latter made his return, Ferguson rejected the offer claiming he wanted to concentrate on his club career with Blues.
However, Derek, himself a former Rangers player, has not ruled out younger brother Barry making a return to the Scotland setup.
He told BBC Sport: “I’m away that they did try to (change his mind), I think going back about 10 days ago, two weeks.
“Just at this moment in time in his career, and with the way things are, her feels it is best for him – and Scotland (to stay retired).
“He likes Craig Levein. He gets on great with him. He has a lot of respect for him.
“Who’s to say somewhere down the road, if he was to change his mind, and Craig Levein would welcome him back, it might happen.”