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One step to the cap for Jay Bothroyd

14 Nov

England manager Fabio Capello released his squad for Wednesday’s friendly game against France at Wembley Stadium. Jay Bothroyd is about to receive his first cap for England if he made his appearace.

The striker from Cardiff City has showed a phenomenal condition as he scored for his club in the last consecutive games.

If Bothroyd manage to stand on the pitch at Wembley, he will become the first serving Championship player who play for the national team.

Jay Bothroyd’s inclusion in Capello’s squad has aroused enormous welcome and excitement among Cadiff City fans.

“Well Done Jay,” says one fan named “Roath Bluebird” on a forum of Cardiff City supporters, “Definitely deserved on this seasons performances.”

Still one step away

However the 28-year-old striker still needs some luck to prevent his cap from being blown away as competition on the attacking line is severe.

Together with Bothroyd, Fabio Capello also calls in Andy Caroll, the 21-year-old striker from Newcastle United, “the one for the future for England” in the words of the manager.

Gabriel Agbonlahor  from West Ham United and Peter Crouch from Tottenham Hotspur are also included in the squad as Capello’s attacking options.

While star striker Wayne Rooney from Manchester United is absent due to injury.

The international friendly game of England versus France will kick off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday 17th November at Wembley Stadium.

This is also the final appearance of England in the international games in the year 2010.

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England squad in full:

Foster (Birmingham), Hart (Man City), Green (West Ham); Gibbs (Arsenal), Cole (Chelsea), Terry (Chelsea), Jagielka (Everton), Lescott (Man City), Richards (Man City), Ferdinand (Man Utd), Smalling (Man Utd); Walcott (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal), Young (Aston Villa), Gerrard (Liverpool), Barry (Man City), Johnson (Man City), Milner (Man City), Henderson (Sunderland); Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Bothroyd (Cardiff), Carroll (Newcastle), Crouch (Tottenham).

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