Date: 31st May 2009 at 9:20pm
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James Milner has been called up to the full England side from the Under-21`s following injury to Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.

Various media sources are suggesting that Carrick has suffered a foot injury and joins a long list of absentees from the England squad ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against world football powerhouses Kazakhstan and Andorra.

Milner, 23, holds the record for number of Under-21 caps with a whopping 48 appearances however has not managed a full cap as of yet despite being called up by current boss Fabio Capello in February`s friendly defeat at the hands of European Champions Spain.

The former Newcastle midfielder joins Gareth Barry, Ashley Young and the mighty Emile Heskey for the trip to Almaty.


9 Replies to “Villa Midfielder Earns England Call”

  • I doubt Carrick would play anyway, GB has that role stitched up . More chance of me playing than Milner but great he’s made the squad

  • Milner is a top player with pace and spirit and Villa are lucky to have him on board. He will be an international, But personally I think he is not ready for that yet… and Martin should keep him close rather than let any diversions creep in.

  • Poor Heskey can’t get any love, even when he gets in international call-up. Sigh.

  • No Wonder he holds the “record for number of Under-21 caps with a whopping 48 appearances” if he is still playing for the U21’s at 23!!! Or Am I missing something?

  • Great News for Milner! After the appearances in the U21 Squad i would think he is more than ready for the Senior Squad!!

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