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England v Andorra

England goalkeeper Carson sits out training

June 9, 2009

West Brom Albion goalkeeper Scott Carson was the only absentee from training as England went through their paces for the final time ahead of Wednesday night's World Cup qualifier against Andorra.

Carson has a slight side strain but is expected to be fit if required against the part-timers and Group 6 whipping boys.

Coach Fabio Capello has a few intriguing decisions to make, including whether to let Theo Walcott loose after the Arsenal star's below-par performance against Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Shaun Wright-Phillips stands by to replace Walcott, who is also scheduled to join up with Stuart Pearce's Under-21 squad ahead of their European Championship campaign later this week.

Of more importance to Capello is the knowledge that three of his players are one yellow card away from a suspension which would rule them out of September's clash with Croatia.

The importance of that game could mean that David Beckham, Glen Johnson and Emile Heskey sit out Wednesday night's match.

That could give Peter Crouch or Carlton Cole a main striking berth and also herald a recall for Gary Neville, who has not played for his country during a two-year spell blighted by injury.