Saints Clyne and Ramirez drop out of squads

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

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SAINTS defender Nathaniel Clyne has been withdrawn from the England under-21 squad for Tuesday’s friendly against Sweden in Walsall.

He is one of four players pulled out of Stuart Pearce’s squad today through a mixture of injury and illness. The others are Manchester United defender Phil Jones, Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling and Norwich left back Ryan Bennett.

Bennett’s withdrawal increases the chances of Saints starlet Luke Shaw making his England U21 debut in the game.

In the senior squad, Michael Carrick (hip) and Jermain Defoe (ankle) have both withdrawn from Roy Hodgson's squad to face Brazil on Wednesday.

Hodgson has yet to call up any replacements, with Saints fans hoping Rickie Lambert could benefit from Defoe’s withdrawal.

Hodgson has been left with four strikers in his squad – Wayne Rooney, Daniel Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge.

And of those, Sturridge is a big doubt.

The 23-year-old, who has just four senior caps, scored a brilliant goal against former club Manchester City earlier today , but then picked up a knock.

He remained on the pitch until he was substituted just before the final whistle but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is not optimistic about his chances of joining up with England.

"He got a knock just before half-time on his thigh and he wanted to give it a go in the second half," he said.

"I think he will be a doubt for the game on Wednesday, which is unfortunate because he was terrific today.”

Gaston Ramirez this evening became the second Saint, after Clyne, to withdraw from an international squad.

He was withdrawn from the Uruguay squad for Wednesday’s friendly against World and European champions Spain after picking up a leg injury at Wigan yesterday.

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8:08pm Sun 3 Feb 13

redsnapper says...

Good!, we need him fit for Saturday to crock Aguero!
Good!, we need him fit for Saturday to crock Aguero! redsnapper
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10:57pm Sun 3 Feb 13

ben dover says...

if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.
if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper. ben dover
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11:11pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Bermondsey boy says...

If you don't think Rickie is good enough for England, you have probably never watched a football match in your life.
If you don't think Rickie is good enough for England, you have probably never watched a football match in your life. Bermondsey boy
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11:54pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Invidia says...

I wondered why Clyne was substituted on Saturday I did know that Ramirez was crocked but not Nathan. It looks as if the international break has done us a favour for a change!!!
I wondered why Clyne was substituted on Saturday I did know that Ramirez was crocked but not Nathan. It looks as if the international break has done us a favour for a change!!! Invidia
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12:22am Mon 4 Feb 13

andysaints007 says...

ben dover wrote:
if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.
Let's hope that he is then you complete pr*ck
[quote][p][bold]ben dover[/bold] wrote: if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.[/p][/quote]Let's hope that he is then you complete pr*ck andysaints007
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2:00am Mon 4 Feb 13

Shareholder says...

ben dover wrote:
if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.
No, that's because you're a skater!
[quote][p][bold]ben dover[/bold] wrote: if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.[/p][/quote]No, that's because you're a skater! Shareholder
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8:17am Mon 4 Feb 13

legh_langston says...

Cork for Carrick would be good!
Cork for Carrick would be good! legh_langston
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8:37am Mon 4 Feb 13

Puddletown Saint says...

legh_langston wrote:
Cork for Carrick would be good!
Was thinking the very same. Would love to know what England managers criteria for picking players is - certainly is not current form. This brings me onto why English players leave the 'smaller' clubs. To play for England you must ply your trade in the North West or London.
[quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: Cork for Carrick would be good![/p][/quote]Was thinking the very same. Would love to know what England managers criteria for picking players is - certainly is not current form. This brings me onto why English players leave the 'smaller' clubs. To play for England you must ply your trade in the North West or London. Puddletown Saint
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9:37am Mon 4 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

ben dover wrote:
if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.
Is it a skate? is it a WUM? No it's a multi sign on Super Troll, guess who?
[quote][p][bold]ben dover[/bold] wrote: if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.[/p][/quote]Is it a skate? is it a WUM? No it's a multi sign on Super Troll, guess who? OSPREYSAINT
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10:28am Mon 4 Feb 13

batesieboy says...

Invidia wrote:
I wondered why Clyne was substituted on Saturday I did know that Ramirez was crocked but not Nathan. It looks as if the international break has done us a favour for a change!!!
What international "break" ?
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: I wondered why Clyne was substituted on Saturday I did know that Ramirez was crocked but not Nathan. It looks as if the international break has done us a favour for a change!!![/p][/quote]What international "break" ? batesieboy
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10:31am Mon 4 Feb 13

batesieboy says...

ben dover wrote:
if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.
ben dover and get your little friends to pull out whatever it is that is stuck. A pineapple, perhaps? A large skate?
[quote][p][bold]ben dover[/bold] wrote: if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.[/p][/quote]ben dover and get your little friends to pull out whatever it is that is stuck. A pineapple, perhaps? A large skate? batesieboy
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10:34am Mon 4 Feb 13

kinkyboots09 says...

batesieboy wrote:
Invidia wrote:
I wondered why Clyne was substituted on Saturday I did know that Ramirez was crocked but not Nathan. It looks as if the international break has done us a favour for a change!!!
What international "break" ?
Saints are playing Saturday..no international break
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: I wondered why Clyne was substituted on Saturday I did know that Ramirez was crocked but not Nathan. It looks as if the international break has done us a favour for a change!!![/p][/quote]What international "break" ?[/p][/quote]Saints are playing Saturday..no international break kinkyboots09
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12:15pm Mon 4 Feb 13

boobooj says...

Ah, nice to see we are making use of these light 'injuries' to get our better players out of pointless midweek international friendlies and fit for the weekend league matches. The likes of Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole tend to suffer from this problem all the time.
Ah, nice to see we are making use of these light 'injuries' to get our better players out of pointless midweek international friendlies and fit for the weekend league matches. The likes of Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole tend to suffer from this problem all the time. boobooj
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12:39pm Mon 4 Feb 13

meechy says...

So Mauricio Pochettino didn't make inspired tactical changes on Saturday, Clyne and Ramirez were both injured! That's a shame, I was hoping the substitutions showed he had great tactical awareness. Guess we'll have to wait til next time.
So Mauricio Pochettino didn't make inspired tactical changes on Saturday, Clyne and Ramirez were both injured! That's a shame, I was hoping the substitutions showed he had great tactical awareness. Guess we'll have to wait til next time. meechy
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12:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

batesieboy wrote:
ben dover wrote:
if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.
ben dover and get your little friends to pull out whatever it is that is stuck. A pineapple, perhaps? A large skate?
Ben dover is a well known skate.hangs out at the farton end with his dodgy chum phil mccrackin.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben dover[/bold] wrote: if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.[/p][/quote]ben dover and get your little friends to pull out whatever it is that is stuck. A pineapple, perhaps? A large skate?[/p][/quote]Ben dover is a well known skate.hangs out at the farton end with his dodgy chum phil mccrackin. CB FRY LIVES
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3:19pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Itchin' My Kingsland says...

Would Ramirez be missed? I doubt it. Hasn't lived up to the big price-tag at all. Let's be honest, had anyone heard of him before he signed? - No. Probably a good reason for that...
Would Ramirez be missed? I doubt it. Hasn't lived up to the big price-tag at all. Let's be honest, had anyone heard of him before he signed? - No. Probably a good reason for that... Itchin' My Kingsland
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4:48pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Scarborosaint says...

Luke shaw has had to pull out of under 21s with a knee injury let's hope nothing serious
Luke shaw has had to pull out of under 21s with a knee injury let's hope nothing serious Scarborosaint
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5:28pm Mon 4 Feb 13

saint in dordogne says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
ben dover wrote:
if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.
ben dover and get your little friends to pull out whatever it is that is stuck. A pineapple, perhaps? A large skate?
Ben dover is a well known skate.hangs out at the farton end with his dodgy chum phil mccrackin.
Lambert should be England's No1 striker he the top english scorer in the premier and Cork's right on form and could be in with a shout for a call up!!!!
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben dover[/bold] wrote: if lambert is selected i will never watch football again and i am a koper.[/p][/quote]ben dover and get your little friends to pull out whatever it is that is stuck. A pineapple, perhaps? A large skate?[/p][/quote]Ben dover is a well known skate.hangs out at the farton end with his dodgy chum phil mccrackin.[/p][/quote]Lambert should be England's No1 striker he the top english scorer in the premier and Cork's right on form and could be in with a shout for a call up!!!! saint in dordogne
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6:08pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Itchin' My Kingsland says...

Scarborosaint wrote:
Luke shaw has had to pull out of under 21s with a knee injury let's hope nothing serious
Now he's a loss. Not Ramirez!
[quote][p][bold]Scarborosaint[/bold] wrote: Luke shaw has had to pull out of under 21s with a knee injury let's hope nothing serious[/p][/quote]Now he's a loss. Not Ramirez! Itchin' My Kingsland
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