Andy Carroll, Newcastleâ€™s 18 year-old striker, currently on a short loan stint at Preston, Chelsea whiz kid Scott Sinclair and his Blues’ team-mate Ryan Bertrand – currently on loan at Oldham – have all returned to their clubs. They were ordered out of the England Under-19 training base in Leeds.
All three have broken a curfew at the training camp in Leeds and England manager Brian Estick has sent them packing.
Andy Carroll – sent home by England Under-19 manager Eastick for breaking curfew
The FA have stressed that the three playersâ€™ misdemeanor did not go beyond breaking Coach Brian Eastick’s curfew. However, the breach of conduct was enough to see them sent home ahead of Sunday’s encounter with Romania in Scunthorpe. Victory in that game will see England in the elite European Championship qualifying stage.
Manager Eastick said:
“I have found it necessary to send three players home for breaking our code of conduct,”
“All the appropriate people have been informed and there will be no further comment at this time.”
Andy Carroll has played twice for the England Under-19 side and scored in each game. He scored the second goal for England in their easy 5-1 win over Iceland on Friday evening. He will now miss the chance to get his 3rd cap today against Bulgaria but he needs to learn from this – and quickly.
Andy is still only 18 years of age, but he will have to learn that discipline is needed to become a successful footballer. We trust this will be an isolated incident in his development, and that he will learn from it. We think Big Sam will help him do that by providing the youngster with the necessary guidance that we know only Sam can provide Luckily for Andy he is with one of the best managers in the game for keeping footballers’ feet on the ground and we know Sam will know exactly what to do with Andy.