Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale has been left out of Stuart Pearce’s England squad to face Holland in a friendly later this month.
Stockdale had been a regular in Fabio Capello’s squads before the Italian resigned abruptly last month but Pearce, in charge on a caretaker basis while the FA look to appoint a successor to Capello, has recalled the West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green. Stockdale, who made ten appearances for Fulham after being recalled from his loan spell at Ipswich, has recently lost his place in Martin Jol’s starting line-up to the returning Mark Schwarzer. Reacting to the news, Stockdale tweeted:
Disappointed but means I must work harder!!!
There is no place for former Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, who joined QPR at the end of January. Pearce has preferred to include Sunderland striker Frazier Campbell – and has also omitted Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard.
FULL ENGLAND SQUAD – GOALKEEPERS: Scott Carson (Bursaspor), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Robert Green (West Ham United).
DEFENDERS: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton), Glen Johnson(Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Chris Smalling(Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
MIDFIELDERS: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Stewart Downing(Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).
FORWARDS: Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Fraizer Campbell (Sunderland), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea),Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).