England call for Cork

25 August 2010 10:16
Midfielder Jack Cork got his first start of the season last night at Morecambe to add to him being called up again for England Under-21s as they face two crucial European qualifiers. Cork joins Stuart Pearce's squad again after playing in a friendly against Uzbekistan two weeks ago, just before rejoining the Clarets.He was named as a substitute in that game, played at Bristol City's Ashton Gate, and came on at half time in a game that England won 2-0 with goals from Danny Rose and Martin Kelly.The latest call up comes as England play two games with wins needed to retain a chance of qualifying for next summer's finals in Denmark.The first of the two games comes on Friday 3rd September when they travel to Barcelos to play Portugal and four days later they return home to play Lithuania with the game being played at Colchester's Weston Homes Community Stadium.England currently sit in second place in the qualifying group nine, five points behind leaders Greece but with one game in hand.Cork becomes the fourth Burnley player in a matter of days to receive an international call, following on from Martin Paterson, Andre Bikey and Chris Iwelumo.The full squadGoalkeepersFrankie Fielding (Blackburn), Scott Loach (Watford), Alex Smithies (Huddersfield)DefendersRyan Bertrand (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Chelsea), Phil Jones (Blackburn), Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Michael Mancienne (Chelsea), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)MidfieldersMarc Albrighton (Aston Villa), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Jack Cork (Burnley, on loan from Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Sunderland), Henri Lansbury (Arsenal), Victor Moses (Wigan), Fabrice Muamba (Bolton), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Jack Wilkshire (Arsenal)ForwardsAndy Carroll (Newcastle), Nathan Delfoneso (Aston Villa), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Sunderland, on loan from Manchester United)