Manchester City full-back Micah Richards has revealed he nearly missed out on his first England cap after putting the phone down on Steve McClaren. The 18-year-old hung up believing he was the victim of a prank call.
Richards said: "I was in a barbers in Moss Side when my mobile phone rang. This voice said â€˜this is Steve McClaren here… I just said, â€˜yeah, whateverâ€™ and hung up. Then he called again and I listened to his voice and could tell it really was the England manager. He just congratulated me on being selected and said â€˜well done, you deserve it.â€™ Iâ€™m just glad he called back!"