Aston Villa star Warnock ready to answer England's left-back SOS

25 February 2010 04:55
Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock admits Wayne Bridge's decision to rule himself out for England may have paved the way for his own selection to Fabio Capello's squad.[LNB]Manchester City defender Bridge released a short statement this morning claiming his presence within the national side was potentially 'divisive' and that he did not wish to be selected.[LNB]The move comes after newspaper allegations about a relationship between Bridge's former partner Vanessa Perroncel and Chelsea defender John Terry.[LNB] Answering the call: Stephen Warnock insists he is ready to fill England's void[LNB]Bridge's absence and an injury to Ashley Cole could mean a call-up for Warnock for next week's friendly against Egypt, and the 28-year-old is hoping to catch Fabio Capello's eye.[LNB]'I don't know about that (selection for the Egypt game),' he said. 'That will be the manager's decision.[LNB] Broken Bridge: The Manchester City left-back will not play international football[LNB]'He picks who he thinks is right for the job. All I can do is concentrate on my form with Villa and try and impress him.[LNB]'I thought I was pushing hard anyway but with what has happened maybe it has opened a door.[LNB]'Ideally it would be great to win the Carling Cup and get called up for the Egypt game but let's wait and see.'[LNB]  With Bridge broken and Cole crocked, who will Fabio Capello be left with?Bridge calls time on England as full-back fears 'divisive' Terry reunionBridge controversy will not wreck England's World Cup bid, says FA chief ASTON VILLA FC

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