McClaren: Hargreaves not ruled out

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England coach Steve McClaren remains optimistic Owen Hargreaves will be fit to face Israel at Wembley on Saturday.

Hargreaves pulled out of training on Wednesday, complaining of tightness in his thigh, and was immediately sent for a scan, prompting speculation that he would miss the crucial Euro 2008 qualifier with Israel.

However, McClaren has confirmed the damage is not extensive and he is still hopeful the Manchester United midfielder will be available, saying: "Owen´s thigh felt tight after we started training yesterday, so he sat out most of the session. As a precaution he was sent for a scan."

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