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England poised to go Green: West Ham star set to be Capello's No 1

03 Jun 2009 07:57:17

England poised to go Green: West Ham star set to be Capello's No 1

Robert Green is expected to make his full England debut against Kazakhstan on Saturday. Fabio Capello has not made a final decision on his goalkeeper for the World Cup qualifier but, in the absence of the injured David James, the England coach is leaning heavily towards Green. Capello recalled Paul Robinson to the squad, as well as Scott Carson, for the World Cup double header against Kazakhstan and Andorra but the Italian is ready to reward Green for a fine season with West Ham. On the up: England are poised to start West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green against Kazakhstan on Saturday Capello sprung one surprise by calling up defender Gary Cahill as areplacement for the injured Rio Ferdinand. Phil Jagielka is alsomissing through injury so Cahill gets his chance to shine afterimpressing with Bolton this season.    My last chance: Now or never for World Cup, admits GerrardFerdinand forced out of England squad as Capello turns to Bolton's Cahill Lescott relishing role alongside Terry the teacher when England take on Kazakhstan Capello demands England U 21 manager Pearce gets a pay-rise from FA 'I was at home and I got a phone call from the FA saying that theywanted me in the squad,' Cahill told Bolton's official website. 'I've had to get a few tools together - the boots and shin pads - and now I'm really looking forward to the opportunity. 'I've had a good season and I've worked really hard. I've been inthe provisional squad twice before and then this third time so I'mobviously delighted to get the call.' Looking forward: Late replacement Gary Cahill has a chance to impress at international level Cahill joined up with the squad on Tuesday afternoon and they fly to Almaty on Wednesday. But the withdrawal of Ferdinand, who is suffering with the calfproblem that almost forced him to miss last week's Champions Leaguefinal, causes Capello yet more concern about the reliability of his keycentre halves. Only in five of Capello's 14 England training camps have both JohnTerry and Ferdinand been on the pitch and their susceptibility toinjury will worry the England manager a year before the World Cup -particularly when there is no obvious understudy for either player. Ledley King, whose call-up in March caused some controversy,continues to battle on with a chronic knee problem, while Matthew Upsonand Joleon Lescott - both in the squad this week - are not consideredtop-class internationals.  My last chance: Now or never for World Cup, admits GerrardFerdinand forced out of England squad as Capello turns to Bolton's Cahill Lescott relishing role alongside Terry the teacher when England take on Kazakhstan Capello demands England U 21 manager Pearce gets a pay-rise from FA


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