England turn to two Dyers and a Murphy

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The Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy and the Ipswich wing-back Kieron Dyer have been awarded their first England Under-21 caps for tonight's European Under-21 Championship qualifier with Moldova at Wycombe.

Murphy is set to play behind the only orthodox striker in the side, Crystal Palace's Bruce Dyer. The 18-year-old Kieron Dyer will be expected to get forward down the right flank and supply the ammunition for his namesake, who was recalled to the squad because of injuries to two strikers, James Scowcroft and Darren Eadie.

Aston Villa's Riccardo Scimeca will captain the side for the second time in the absence of the injured Ben Thatcher and will be part of a three-man defence also containing Chelsea's fit-again Michael Duberry and Coventry's Marcus Hall.

ENGLAND UNDER-21 (v Moldova, Wycombe, tonight): Wright (Ipswich); Duberry (Chelsea), Scimeca (Aston Villa, capt), Hall (Coventry); Granville (Chelsea), Bowyer (Leeds), Hughes (Arsenal), Quashie (Queen's Park Rangers); Murphy (Liverpool), K Dyer (Ipswich); B Dyer (Crystal Palace).