Middlesbrough's Roberts forced to pull out of England U-21 squad

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Ben Roberts, the Middlesbrough goalkeeper, has an ankle injury and has been forced to pull out of the England Under-21 squad for tomorrow's European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Georgia at Charlton Athletic. The Sheffield Wednesday striker Lee Briscoe has also been forced to withdraw with a groin injury.

Scotland have lost four players from their squad for tomorrow's European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Sweden in Trollhattan: Gary Locke and Paul Ritchie (both Hearts), Stephen Glass (Aberdeen) and Kevin James (Falkirk). The coach Tommy Craig has called up Martin O'Neill (Clyde), Greig Denham (Motherwell) and Gary Teale (Clydebank).

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