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DAVE BEASANT, the former Wimbledon, Newcastle and England goalkeeper, suffered a setback yesterday when Wolves declined Chelsea's offer to extend his month's loan deal.

STEVE HOWEY will withdraw from England's Under-21 squad to play San Marino at Luton on Tuesday because of groin and hamstring injuries.

ENGLAND UNDER-21 SQUAD (v San Marino, European Under-21 Championship, Luton, 16 February): Walker (Tottenham), Hoult (Leicester), Oakes (Aston Villa), Jones (Liverpool), Jackson (Everton), Wright (Blackburn), Small (Aston Villa), Hall (Southampton), Awford (Portsmouth), Ehiogu (Aston Villa), Howey (Newcastle), Flitcroft (Manchester City), Redknapp (Liverpool), Clark (Newcastle), Froggatt (Aston Villa), Sutch (Norwich), Newton (Chelsea), McManaman (Liverpool), Anderton (Tottenham), Sutton (Norwich), Sheron (Manchester City), Stewart (Bristol Rovers). Stand-bys: Whelan (Ipswich), Hendon (Tottenham), Parlour (Arsenal), Allen (QPR), Heaney (Arsenal).

SAN MARINO SQUAD (v England, World Cup qualifier, Wembley, 17 February): Benedettini, S Muccioli, Guerra, Gobbi, Bizzocchi, Gennari, B Muccioli, Bonini, M Mazza, Francini, Manzaroli, Matteoni, Zanotti, Canti, Valle, P Mazza, Pasolini, Bacciocchi.

ENGLAND SQUAD (v Wales, semi-professional international, Cheltenham, 2 March): J McKenna, P Shirtliff, P Watts, S Conner, P Richardson, P Cavell (all Dagenham and Redbridge), A Kerr, S Thompson, S Stapleton, S Guppy (all Wycombe), R Price (Stafford), M Shail (Yeovil), D Moss (Boston), D Leworthy (Farnborough), T Robbins (Welling), B Ross (Marine).

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