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O'Neill Upset With Stuart Pearce

Martin O'Neill is going to formalise his complaints about the England U21 treatment of Craig Gardner.

According to the Daily Mail Gardner told the U21 bench early during the game that he had picked up a thigh strain but they played him for the rest of the first half v Poland.

O'Neill and Stuart Pearce clashed last year over Gabby Agbonlahor who didn't turn up for training and now Martin O'Neill is going to set up round two!

O'Neill told the Mail:

'Obviously we have missed Craig here for a few games. He has been pretty heavily involved in the Under-21s. He's semi-proved himself if that is the case.'

'The lad is as willing as the day is long. He misses now very important games for us and he could be missing for a month. I will speak to Stuart about it. Yes, I shall.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 31 2008

Time: 11:40AM

Your Comments

Shouldn't we have signed a right back?
tarzan
Chit happens and U21's have to just get on with it. MON rightly up-set but I hope this don't start a manager war.
col8
The U21s have a bench, we don't, he was out of order
steff_the_villan
Say your piece Martin, then lets get on with it and move on. It keeps coming back to lack of quality options within the B6 squad I'm afraid. There's always going to be mid-week internationals and the risk of subsequent injuries, and that aint gonna change, no matter how long and loud we protest and complain about it.
glensider
Who could get upset for long with Pearcey, cheerful, chirpy, crafty cockney that he is?
glensider
 

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