Stuart Pearce has named Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker England captain, ahead of tonight's international friendly match against Holland.

Steven Gerrard had widely been expected to assume the captaincy, but Parker - voted England Fans' Player of the Year - will wear the armband.

Stuart Pearce is expected to field an experimental line up tonight, with Micah Richards, Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck likely to feature.

Robin van Persie could lead the line for Holland despite a groin injury, while Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder will start in midfield.


Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal are all reportedly interesting in bringing Inter centre back Walter Samuel to London. (The Guardian)

Edinson Cavani says that he has no interest in leaving Napoli, amid speculation linking him with Manchester City and Chelsea. (talkSPORT)

And finally, Manchester United are said to be targeting 20-year-old Tigres and Mexico striker Alan Pulido. (The Gossip, manutd.com)

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