Crouch to get England start


Peter Crouch - Header

Peter Crouch is to be handed a start for England against Belarus on Wednesday.

With Rooney injured, manager Fabio Capello has opted also to drop Emile Heskey, meaning Crouch will be given a starting berth alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor.

England have already qualified as group winners, so Capello will use the Wembley match as a chance to experiment with some of his fringe players.

Crouch had been out of Capello’s England squads until recently, so will hope to use the opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the final 23 for the World Cup.

Capello said, “I want to see Agbonlahor and other players, so the two forwards will be Crouch and Agbonlahor tonight.”

Have something to tell us about this article?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.