Hammers 'disappointed' by Parker inclusion

Published Add your comment

West Ham United have expressed their disappointment that Scott Parker hasn't been released from the England squad after their win over Wales on Saturday, report the Evening Standard.

Chelsea trio John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson have all returned to their clubs with the respective clubs' Champions League ties taking place next week.

But the Hammers are registered their disappointment that Parker wasn't among those, given their plight at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

"We are disappointed that Scott hasn't been released," said a club source.

"Fighting relegation to clubs like ours is just as important as the 'big' clubs playing in the Champions League. We are hopeful, though, that different players will be used tomorrow and that Scott will come back to us fit and well."


Parker's performance at the Millennium Stadium prompted many to hail the midfielder as the missing link in England's midfield, as he stared in the holding role alongside Jack Wilshere.

However, despite his impressive showing, a performance in-keeping with his season thus far, West Ham are worried Parker will pick up an injury that could rule him out for a period of their relegation run-in.

The Hammers are just one place above the drop zone on goal difference, and host league leaders Manchester United on Saturday.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Robert Green is expected to make his first start in an England shirt since he fumbled Clint Dempsey's effort against USA in last year's World Cup.

The 31-year-old's inclusion is set to be one of seven changes in Fabio Capello's side from England's win over Wales.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Scott Parker
Premier League
West Ham United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again