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Last updated : 26 May 2007 By Ed_ScottishFitba
You would think that football clubs would be clear about the rules regarding using players when they are on loan. After Tam McManus was told he would have to sit out today's Scottish Cup Final due to being named as as unused substitute for Falkirk earlier in the Cup, now Queen of the South have been fined £20,000 by the SFA for fielding Jamie Adams in the Tennent's Scottish Cup earlier in the season. Adams played in the two ties against Cowdenbeath and Hibs during his loan period from Rugby Park, despite previously having been listed as a Killie substitute in the third round of the tournament. Adams said: "
I heard about the fine but I don't know who is to blame. I was on the bench against Morton and never got on but nobody asked me about it. It was unfortunate but they will just have to pay it."

While his temp club will have to find the cash for the fine, Adams is looking forward to this summer's under-20 World Cup in Canada. Adams did his case for selection no harm when he opened the scoring in Scotland Under-20s 4-0 win over Northern Ireland Under-21s in a challenge match at Firhill on Wednesday night. This was Scotland's final warm-up game for the World Cup. The tall midfielder hopes that his goal and performance will be enough to see his name in the travelling squad of 21 players who will meet up on June 20 before travelling to North America. He said: "
It's up to the manager who he takes to Canada but hopefully I will be in the squad. It will be harsh for anyone who is left out because everyone has done really well. There are players who are not even in the squad who are good players. We played well against Northern Ireland. After the substitutes came on in the second half we passed the ball about well and it showed by us getting four goals in the end. Beating anyone 4-0 is good, especially at this time of the season when you think some players might be a bit tired. We were missing a few players so that shows that we have a strong squad."

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