By Chris Wright
Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has admitted that he would be ‘devastated’ if the groin twang he sustained during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Fulham rules him out of England’s friendly with France on Wednesday evening – thus robbing him of his first senior cap.
Speaking after the game, 21-year-old Carroll said:
“I’ll be devastated if I have to pull out. It’s been my dream to play for England.”
In further news, West Ham’s Carlton Cole has been called up as cover for Gabriel Agbonlahor ,