Date: 31st March 2008 at 11:41am
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Martin O’Neill is going to formalise his complaints about the England U21 treatment of Craig Gardner.

According to the Daily Mail Gardner told the U21 bench early during the game that he had picked up a thigh strain but they played him for the rest of the first half v Poland.

O’Neill and Stuart Pearce clashed last year over Gabby Agbonlahor who didn’t turn up for training and now Martin O’Neill is going to set up round two!

O’Neill told the Mail:

‘Obviously we have missed Craig here for a few games. He has been pretty heavily involved in the Under-21s. He’s semi-proved himself if that is the case.’

‘The lad is as willing as the day is long. He misses now very important games for us and he could be missing for a month. I will speak to Stuart about it. Yes, I shall.’