Football: Taylor names four new caps

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PETER TAYLOR, the England Under-21 coach, has included four new caps in his side to face Hungary in tonight's friendly international in Budapest.

The Newcastle wing-back Andy Griffin, the Tottenham central defender Luke Young, Sheffield United's midfielder Curtis Woodhouse and the Manchester United midfielder Jonathan Greening have all been named in the side.

Taylor had lost six players from his through injury: Paul Robinson (Leeds), Alan Rogers (Nottingham Forest), Lee Hendrie (Aston Villa), Jody Morris (Chelsea), Lee Bowyer (Leeds) and Michael Bridges (Sunderland). Everton's Michael Ball and Liverpool's Jamie Carragher were promoted to the senior squad.

Woodhouse is one of three new players added to the squad. The others are the Aston Villa striker Darius Vassell and Southampton's left wing- back Wayne Bridge.

The Ipswich Town goalkeeper Richard Wright has been chosen by Taylor, ahead of Charlton's Danny Mills, as captain of the side for the first time, in place of Frank Lampard who is also in the senior squad to face the full Hungarian team tomorrow.

ENGLAND UNDER-21 TEAM (v Hungary, Budapest, tonight): Wright (Ipswich, capt), Griffin (Newcastle), Mills (Charlton), Young (Tottenham), Barry (Aston Villa), Curtis (Manchester Utd), Mullins (Crystal Palace), Woodhouse (Sheffield Utd), Greening (Manchester Utd), Beattie (Southampton), Euell (Wimbledon).

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