England will give Andy Carroll a fitness test late this afternoon, and decide whether he can play in the England side against France at Wembley tonight.
Andy Carroll – will have late fitness test this afternoon
It seems that the email sent this morning by the Newcastle club, over their concerns about the 21 year-old striker’s fitness, has made the England medics extra cautious that Andy is indeed fit to play tonight.
So it could turn out that Andy may be denied his England debut at the very last minute, if in fact there are any doubts about the Gateshead-born player’s groin injury, as the very last thing England will want to happen is for Andy to re-injure his groin tonight.
And groin strains need time to heal fully, and while everything may seem fine in training, once in a match situation, it can go at any time, which is what the Newcastle club seem to be concerned about.
Newcastle want him fit and ready to play at Bolton on Saturday afternoon.
We understand the fitness test will be quite late this afternoon.