Agbonlahor To Start

Written by Dan on October 14, 2009


With Wayne Rooney unavailable for tonight’s final World Cup qualifier against Belarus, Fabio Capello is expected to hand Gabby Agbonlahor his third cap, most likely alongside ex-Villan Peter Crouch.

Gabby last got a run out for the senior men’s team in the 2-0 loss to Spain back in February. If you can’t recall, care to guess who his strike partner was? Yup, our own Emile Heskey. Well, for the first half anyway. Crouch was brought on in his place for the second half and Gabby swapped for Carlton Cole for the last 15 minutes.

With Steven Gerrard also unavailable, the word on the street is that James Milner may also get a well earned start. Ashley Young will no doubt be watching at home and thinking about how he can force his way back into Capello’s thoughts for South Africa.