SCOTLAND manager Craig Levein is to seek permission to ditch the Loughborough-developed Jabulani ball when his team take on Spain next month.
Scotland laboured to a 2-1 Euro 2012 qualifying victory over Liechtenstein on Tuesday with the controversial adidas ball developed at Loughborough University, which was much criticised during the World Cup finals.
The Scottish FA have a contract with adidas, but Levein hopes the sports equipment company allows him to use another ball when the world champions visit Hampden on October 12.
He said: “The players were complaining about the ball in training.
“You might laugh and say this is an excuse but this isn’t after the game, this is in training before the game.
“I don’t know if adidas have another ball we can use. I will ask the question and see what they say.”