Manchester City youngster Micah Richards is the only new face in the England squad to face Holland on Wednesday. The 18-year-old right-back has been named in the 28-man squad, as recommended by Pies after the Macedonia game in September.
Steve McClaren has resisted the temptation to call-up fellow under 21 internationals Leighton Baines and Theo Walcott for the match. The returns from injury of Joe Cole, Aaron Lennon and Andrew Johnson provide more fresh blood, while Kieran Richardson misses out.
I’m pleased to see Richards in the squad. He is always solid in defence, exciting on the ball and pacy. A good decision, Pies public?