Last updated : 15 June 2004 By editor

Following an injury picked up in training Nicky's knee will be scanned today and he is expected to be told that his European Championship finals are over.

From The Times:

'Although the Manchester United player is not in Sven- Göran Eriksson’s starting XI, his loss would be a blow on a day when the England head coach also revealed that Paul Scholes is "50-50" for the match against Switzerland on Thursday.

Butt will undergo a scan this morning to determine the extent of the problem, but the medical staff fear that he has suffered a long-term injury. If, as expected, Butt is ruled out, England will have to continue with a man short in the squad.'