James, Johnson and Defoe in - Crouch misses out
David James, Glen Johnson and Jermain Defoe have all been included in Fabio Capello's squad for the England world cup qualifiers.
Whilst this Pompey trio are in for the games with Andorra - Saturday - and Croatia - a week Wednesday - Peter Crouch has again sadly been left out with Emile Heskey again preferred... This is disappointing, as whilst I understood his missing out last time I think he is slightly unlucky to miss out this time round to be honest, but there you go - Michael Owen has also missed out though.
Jimmy Bullard has been called up for the first time with Rob Green recalled and he will 'probably' vie with Paul Robinson to act as backup to no.1 James.
England squad to play Andorra and Croatia:
Robinson (Blackburn), James (Portsmouth), Green (West Ham); Lescott (Everton), Bridge (Chelsea), A Cole (Chelsea), Terry (Chelsea), Brown (Manchester United), Ferdinand (Manchester United), Johnson (Portsmouth), Upson (West Ham); Barry (Aston Villa), J Cole (Chelsea), Lampard (Chelsea), Bullard (Fulham), Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy), Downing (Middlesbrough), Bentley (Tottenham), Jenas (Tottenham); Walcott (Arsenal), Rooney (Manchester United), Defoe (Portsmouth), Heskey (Wigan).
PLAY UP POMPEY!