Andy Carroll Included In England U21 Squad

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has been included in the England U21 24-man squad,  for the European Championship qualifier against Macedonia next week.

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Andy Carroll – call up for England U21s

The squad also includes Micah Richards, Sam Hutchinson, Fabien Delph, Jack Wilshere and Jack Rodwell  for the qualifier at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Friday, Oct 9th. Sunderland’s Lee Catermole is also included.

There were a number of top players, including Andy, who have been recalled to the squad, following the away win in Macedonia and the draw in Greece last month, when the Under-21s began their qualification to reach the Euro 2011 Championships.

England U21 manager and former Newcastle player Stuart Pearce said:

“We were fortunate enough to win the first game. I don’t think we played particularly well on the day in very, very hot conditions, but we came out of it with the win in the end.”

“We have to make sure we capitalize on the game at home next week. If we want to be serious contenders in getting out of the group, we know we have to go at them and get all three points.”

The England squad is as follows:

Frankie Fielding (Leeds), Scott Loach (Watford), Alex McCarthy (Yeovil); Ryan Bertrand (Reading), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Sam Hutchinson (Chelsea), Michael Mancienne (Wolves), Kyle Naughton (Tottenham), Micah Richards (Manchester City), James Tomkins (West Ham), Chris Smalling (Fulham); Lee Cattermole (Sunderland), Tom Cleverley (Watford), Jack Cork (Coventry), Fabien Delph (Aston Villa), Fabrice Muamba (Bolton), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Danny Rose (Peterborough), Junior Stanislas (West Ham), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal); Andy Carroll (Newcastle), Zavon Hines (West Ham), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

6 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Oct 2, 2009 at 3:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Well done to Andy and well deserved imo, he’s worked hard for the team.

    Well done to Shearer too on becoming an official representative of the Queen, appointed deputy lieutenant of Northumberland by the county’s lord lieutenant, the Duchess of Northumberland.


  • tripp

    Oct 2, 2009 at 5:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Congrats to Andy. Like you say, he’s put in a good shift for the Toon and is getting the reward for his efforts.

    Wish I had a Duchy (?). Is there a Duke and Duchess in every English county (if so, they why aren’t they counts and countesses) or just certain ones (York, Northumerland, etc…)?

  • Lew Davies

    Oct 2, 2009 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #3

    who cares?
    Doubt Andy will get a start, but at least he is in the squad. Should be a massive boost for the lad. Wont be long b4 Nile is in u21 squad too.

  • Where did the good times go

    Oct 2, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5

    The other names in the squad puts Carroll’s achievements into prospective.

    Only Richards, Mancienne, Cattermole and Rodwell have the experience Carroll has.

    Its so easy to forget how young he is (particularly now we have the younger Ranger next to him), Carroll could be so powerful, he reminds me of a young Duncan Ferguson. Big Powerful and a great left foot. If/ when he starts adding goals regularly he will become fantastic.

    I was always a bit unsure myself of his progression, but really do believe he has everything in his arsenal to become as successful as ‘he wants’ to be.

  • Where did the good times go

    Oct 2, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Potentially the first day to the long road that leads away from Ashley.

    When Ashley arrived i was excited and supportive, even when he stated he would not plough millions in and would look to youth i stood by him.

    Then mistake after mistake and the toying with our emotions and pride took the forefront of Ashleys choices and wave after wave of support left Ashley’s, mine included.


    Those are just the headliners, that top a huge list of mistakes.

    For me Ashley leaving and getting in a man who has Newcastle United’s best interests at heart is far more important to me than some half hearted billionaire with un-forfilling promises or even promotion to the PL this season!

    I’m looking forward to what i hope will be a long term plan and stability and dare i say it prosperity.


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