Walker withdraws from England squad
February 27, 2012 12:14:40 UK
Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has become the latest England player to withdraw from the squad for Wednesday's clash with Holland after picking up an injury on Sunday.
Kyle Walker has won two England caps.
The 21-year-old full-back picked up the problem during Spurs' 5-2 defeat to Arsenal in the north London derby, seemingly rolling his ankle during the second half.
While Walker played the full 90 minutes, he has been forced to pull out of the England squad for this week's friendly, although the FA haven't revealed the exact reason for his withdrawal.
So far caretaker England boss Stuart Pearce has opted not to call up a replacement for Walker or any of the other players who have been forced to withdraw.
Walker is the fourth player to pull out of the game, joining Wayne Rooney, Tom Cleverley and Darren Bent in having to miss the first England game without Fabio Capello at the helm.
With Walker out, Micah Richards could get a rare start for England having been largely overlooked during Capello's time in charge.
Elsewhere, Fraizer Campbell, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck will battle it out for a place up front after England's two senior strikers, Bent and Rooney, dropped out.
England are 3.00 to beat Holland on Wednesday, with the Dutch 2.62 and the draw 3.00.
World Cup finalists Holland are 2223.00 to win Euro 2012, while England are 1213.00.
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