Last updated : 16 June 2004 By editor

Eriksson said: "I think he (Scholes) will play but I'm not sure. The decision will be taken after practice tomorrow.

Nicky Butt is unlikely to play any further part in the tournament after a scan confirmed he had suffered medial ligament damage to his right knee and Eriksson revealed his sympathy for the player.

He told BBC 5 Live: "Of course I'm disappointed and I feel sorry for him. He hasn't had a lucky season I must say so it's a pity. He is almost for sure out of the rest of tournament but the good thing is he will not miss pre-season and doesn't require an operation.

An FA spokesman told BBC Sport: "This sort of injury normally sidelines you for three or four weeks so it's unlikely he will play again in the tournament. But we'll make a formal decision about whether he stays with the squad at some point later on Tuesday. Nicky wants to stay with the squad as long as possible."

Gary Neville (calf) and Paul Scholes (ankle) both sat out yesterday's training session and are expected to return to training today.