Football

Duo out of U21 squad

Published Add your comment

England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce has lost Emmanuel Frimpong and Martin Kelly for the upcoming double-header Azerbaijan and Israel.

Pearce was already searching for a new captain after Phil Jones was called into the senior squad, while on Sunday Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck was ruled out for several weeks with a hamstring problem.

Frimpong, who missed Arsenal's 8-2 humiliation at Old Trafford through injury, has now joined Welbeck in withdrawing after receiving his maiden call-up last week.

Kelly lasted just 30 minutes of Liverpool's 3-1 win over Bolton on Saturday and was also forced to pull out of his country's European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Azerbaijan on Thursday and friendly against Israel four days later.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

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

Topics:
Arsenal
Football
Championship
Bolton Wanderers
Phil Jones
Premier League
Danny Welbeck
Emmanuel Frimpong
Manchester United
Stuart Pearce
Liverpool
Martin Kelly

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

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com 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