Steven Fletcher on course for Team GB place

Steven Fletcher is no longer considered by Scotland manager Craig Levein

Steven Fletcher has made the latest list of players being considered for Team GB at the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Wolves striker, 24, has fallen out of favour with Scotland manager Craig Levein, after refusing a call-up in February 2011.

But he is among 80 players told by the English FA that they are in contention for a place in the Olympic squad.

BBC Scotland has learned that Celtic winger James Forrest is also on the list.

And at least nine other Scots remain in manager Stuart Pearce's plans.

The Scottish Football Association would prefer Scots not to be involved for fear it would affect their football autonomy in the future.

But the SFA cannot block anyone from participating and Celtic winger Forrest, 20, said in December that being selected would be "a great honour".

The draw for the Olympic tournament, which is for Under-23s - with three over-age players, takes place at Wembley on Tuesday, 24 April.

The original list contained 191 names. Pearce now has to cut the 80 names down to 35 players by 8 June and submit a final squad of 18 players, plus four reserves, by noon on 6 July.

Pearce will be unable to select anyone who plays for England at Euro 2012.

Rangers and Scotland forward Steven Naismith said last year that he would "definitely" make himself available for Team GB.

However, the 25-year-old, who has not played since suffering damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in November, has not been contacted by the English FA.

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