Two Villans In England U21 Call Up
Gabby Agbonlahor and Peter Whittingham have both been named in the England Under-21 squad again.
The U21's play Holland in a friendly the day before the senior squads face up. Hopefully Gareth Barry will be named in McLaren's squad although the timing could be awful as he is currently struggling with a back injury.
Sammy Lee, who takes charge for the game said: 'It's a squad of very talented youngsters and they've done very well in the European Championship qualifiers. I watched all the games, they were great and did exceptionally well against Germany over the two legs. It shows the strength and the quality of the squad. They also show togetherness, they are a very cohesive unit and have a good system of play because they've been playing together for quite sometime.'
'They work very hard for each other, they have a lot of talented individuals and their teamwork stands out more than anything. This will be an interesting game, it's always good to play against the likes of Holland, they are very talented too, so it'll be a good test for us. I've spoken to Peter and we'll talk again on Sunday to discuss how we are going to play.'
And on Gareth Barry he DIDN'T say, 'Sven was scandalous for not picking Gareth and Steve seems to run along the same numb-skull lines as his predecessor' but perhaps should have!!!