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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 14:59 GMT
McFadden to miss out for Scotland
Everton striker James McFadden will miss the trip to Italy
McFadden has scored 10 goals for Scotland
Everton forward James McFadden has been ruled out of Scotland's Euro 2008 qualifier against Italy.

The 23-year-old was to sit out the 24 March tie Georgia through suspension, but his broken foot will force him to miss the trip to Bari four days later.

Everton head physio Mick Rathbone told evertonTV: "James McFadden is four weeks away.

"He will have another x-ray in two weeks' time and hopefully will be able to start some jogging after that."

McFadden. who has scored 10 goals in 31 international matches, broke his fifth metatarsal while playing head tennis in training on 24 January.

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