Capello's squad hit by injury
Although Carroll joined up with
However, it remains to be seen whether Carroll will be fit as he is due to train with England at Arsenal's London Colney later today. If the 21-year-old does come through, he is likely to be handed his debut at some stage, given the only other strikers at Capello's disposal are Cole,
It is just part of the usual conundrum an England coach must face ahead of a mid-season friendly. Since naming a 23-man squad on Saturday night, Capello lost three players. Agbonlahor maybe could have been predicted given he had a problem before heading south, but there was also bad news from the Chelsea camp as
Terry missed his side's 3-0 home defeat to Sunderland on Sunday after suffering a nerve problem in training that is leading to pain in a gluteal muscle and hamstring. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti said: "Terry trained yesterday but, at the end of the training session, he had pain on his nerve in his hamstring and we had the test this morning (Sunday).
"He has had control of this problem. He never missed a training session but the pain was more, so he was not able to play. But I think he can play the next game. It is an injury, but he can control it. He has controlled it for 12 games. He's doing good prevention, good treatment. Everything will be okay for him."
The loss of Cole - one of England's few plus points in