Cahill and Hart handed England call in place of injured Robinson and Lescott
06 October 2009 05:44
England boss Fabio Capello has called up Joe Hart and Gary Cahill intohis squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine and Belarusfollowing injuries to Paul Robinson and Joleon Lescott.
Blackburn goalkeeper Robinson will return to his club following ahip problem, while Lescott heads back to Manchester City after a calfproblem he picked up in the Barclays Premier League draw at Aston Villaon Monday night.
With Manchester United keeper Ben Foster's omission explained as a chest injury, Hart hasbeen rewarded for a solid start to his loan period at Birmingham.
Bolton centre-back Cahill, meanwhile, travelled to Kazakhstan in Junewith the seniors but is yet to make his England debut.
Hart and Cahill were travelling south to meet up with their team-mates whilethe rest of the squad were at Arsenal's London Colney complex for training aheadof Saturday's clash in Ukraine.
All 22 players were present for the start of training but
Chelseafull-back Ashley Cole and Portsmouth goalkeeper David James returned tothe dressing room while the others went through their warm-up routine.
Cole and James were understood to be receiving treatment on minor knocks and are expected to train on Wednesday.