After another classic Andy Carroll header last night in the game against Blackburn, which was his 7th league goal of the season, it seems almost certain that Andy will get an England call-up on Saturday when Fabio Capello announces his squad.
Danny Simpson – call-up for England?
But the Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson may also be under consideration for an England call-up, after returning to the Newcastle first team, in their last 4 games, after being out with an ankle injury.
Danny was signed for just £500K from Man United last January, and has been in good form, and has also played some excellent football this season in the Premier League.
Capello was at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where he would have seen a number of Newcastle players have outstanding games, and that included Englishmen Carroll, Simpson, Barton, Nolan and Ameobi.
It turns out that Capello’s assistant Franco Baldini had watched 23 year-old Danny Simpson the previous Sunday against Sunderland, when once again Simpson was outstanding at right back for the Magpies, in the 5-1 hammering of the local rivals.
Capello is due to name his squad on Saturday night following the PL games on Saturday, and it could be that England will have Newcastle watched again against Fulham, and we’ll have to see how many Newcastle players, if any, are included in the squad for the game against France next Wednesday night.
With Joey Barton’s altercation with Pedersen in last night’s game, there’s no way he will now be named by Capello for this England squad – unfortunately.