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Two new faces in Pearce's squad


By Carly Goodwill
October 1 2009

Stuart Pearce has included two new faces in his England squad to face Macedonia in Coventry next week. Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson and West Ham forward Zavon Hines have both received their first call ups into the Under-21s as the squad looks toward their third 2011 UEFA European Championship Qualifier on Friday 9 October at the Ricoh Arena.

Hutchinson has already recieved one cap for the U18's and four for the U19's but Hines is yet to play for England at any level.

During an interview Stuart Pearce stated "I went to see Sam play in the League Cup against QPR and he played very well, I’ve had good reports on him at the younger age groups from Brian Eastick and I also spoke to John Terry about him and his character and he spoke very highly of him. He’s in on merit that’s for sure and I think he’ll add something to our squad. He’s been out for a long time with injury and if he hadn’t been injured then he’d have probably been in our squad a while ago. It’s a great opportunity for him, not just at Chelsea, but with us having a look at him for the Under-21s."

The 24-man squad also sees the return of Micah Richards, Ryan Bertrand, Fabien Delph and Andy Carroll who were not present for the games away in Macedonia and Greece last month.

England beat the Macedonians 2-1 in Prilep, coming from a goal down at half-time. Freddie Sears, who got the equaliser that afternoon, is ruled out of this match with an injury.

In September's second outing in Tripoli, Daniel Sturridge was on target early on against Greece as England picked up a 1-1 draw.

The young lions currently sit on four points in Group Nine hoping for a place in the Finals in Denmark.

The England Squad announed by Stuart Pearce is as follows:

Goalkeepers:

Frankie Fielding
Scott Loach
Alex McCarthy


Defenders

Ryan Bertrand
Kieran Gibbs
Sam Hutchinson
Michael Mancienne
Kyle Naughton
Micah Richard
James Tomkins
Chris Smalling
 
Midfielders

Lee Cattermole
Tom Cleverley
Jack Cork
Fabien Delph
Fabrice Muamba
Jack Rodwell
Danny Rose
Junior Stanislas
Jack Wilshere

Forwards

Andy Carroll
Zavon Hines
Daniel Sturridge
Danny Welbeck
 

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Re: Two new faces in Pearce's squad
02/10/2009 17:49
Don't know a lot about either to be truthfull.



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