Injured Jenas withdraws from England squad

February 4, 2007

Jermaine Jenas has pulled out of the England squad ahead for Wednesday's international friendly against Spain.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been struggling with an ankle injury picked up in the 3-0 Barclays Premiership defeat at Arsenal on December 2.

He made a goalscoring return in the January 27 FA Cup win over Southend - but encountered further ankle problems in the midweek Carling Cup semi-final setback at The Emirates Stadium.

He missed today's defeat at the hands of Manchester United after having a scan on the injury before kick-off.