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Roy Hodgson has called up Martin Kelly to replace the injured Gary Cahill

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle backs Roy Hodgson to deal with Wayne Rooney suspension

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes current boss Roy Hodgson has had enough time to prepare for Wayne Rooney's absence from the first two matches at Euro 2012.

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Roy Hodgson assured Gareth Barry he has England future

Roy Hodgson has promised Gareth Barry he still has a future with England.

GARETH BARRY: England do not want a repeat of the 2010 World Cup when he was half-fit

Hodgson refuses to gamble on Barry's fitness

Roy Hodgson has vowed that England will not repeat the mistake of taking an unfit Gareth Barry into another tournament, as the day arrives that will tell the manager the full extent of the injury crisis that clouds his European Championship hopes

Gareth Barry

Roy Hodgson refuses to gamble on Gareth Barry's fitness for Euro 2012

Midfielder set to be replaced by Jagielka in England squad if thigh scan confirms the worst

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England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed both Andy Carroll and Rob Green will start tomorrow's friendly against Norway in Oslo.

Roy Hodgson (left) and Gary Neville (centre) speak to Glen Johnson during an England training session atthe Etihad Stadium yesterday

Hodgson makes a sunny start – with Neville's assistance

England in bright mood under their new manager as coach puts his boots back on

Andy Carroll pictured training yesterday

Andy Carroll given chance to prove himself as England's No 9 due to Danny Welbeck injury

Welbeck injury puts Liverpool striker in pole position to lead line against Norway and France

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Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan says future could lie 'anywhere'

Asamoah Gyan has cast doubt over his future by admitting it could lie "anywhere".

Alex Ferguson with Michael Owen

Michael Owen hopeful of remaining at Manchester United

Michael Owen has not abandoned all hope of remaining at Manchester United beyond the end of this season.

United striker Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring the team's third goal against Wolves

Terry Connor remains optimistic he can revive Wolves' fortunes

Terry Connor insists he still has confidence in his ability to revive Wolves' fortunes after a 5-0 home defeat by Manchester United pushed them into bottom spot in the Barclays Premier League.

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Dimitar Berbatov nearing Manchester United exit

Manchester United's record signing Dimitar Berbatov has told Sir Alex Ferguson he his frustrated with his role as a bit-part player with the Red Devils.

Stuart Pearce has been put in charge of England for the Holland friendly

Stuart Pearce ready to lead England at Euro 2012

Caretaker England coach Stuart Pearce is ready to lead the side to Euro 2012 - "with pleasure".

Pearce rang Defoe, Lescott, Dawson, Jagielka and Crouch to break bad news

Pearce to give youth its head against Dutch

The caretaker England manager, Stuart Pearce, is expected to give a group of young players an opportunity to impress for the senior team when he names his squad this morning for the friendly against the Netherlands next Wednesday.

Ryan Giggs will continue for another season

Manchester United trio Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra to miss Ajax tie

Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrice Evra were all absent as Manchester United headed to Amsterdam on their first Europa League trip this morning.

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