MARVIN ANDREWS will miss out on a Scottish Cup medal if Rangers make it to the Final. The Ibrox defender has been told he and the four other Scots-based Trinidad and Tobago stars will meet up for a two-week international training camp in Austria at the start of May before their historic World Cup campaign.
The Caribbean country, who have drawn Sven-Goran Eriksson's England in the Germany finals, will call on their entire 22-man squad to face warm-up games against Czech Republic, Norway and Hungary in May.
That means should Rangers make it to Hampden - their only genuine chance of domestic success - Andrews won't be in Scotland for the May 13 Scottish Cup Final date.
But while his absence and that of Jason Scotland, Kelvin Jack, Russell Latapy and Collin Samuel will be a blow to their clubs, the Trinidad stars will be gearing themselves up for Germany.
Leo Beenhakker's men, who have failed in a bid to stage a friendly with World Cup holders Brazil, have instead pencilled in a match with Wales earlier in the month at Loftus Road.
They feel a clash with John Hartson's side will be the perfect warm-up for England's challenge on June15 in Nuremburg, six days after the World Cup kicks off with Germany against Costa Rica.
But the friendly schedule means Trinidad's heroes won't have a chance to take a bow in front of their home crowd before their first World Cup finals appearance.
A Soca Warriors spokesman said: "This is the only team who qualified for the World Cup who will not see their players in a home match before the tournament begins.