HARGREAVES ABSENT FROM UNDER-21 SQUAD
By Peter O`Rourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
DAVID PLATT has named his Under-21 squad for the games against Germany and Albania and again Bayern Munich star Owen Hargreaves has been left out fuelling speculation he will be in the senior squad named by Sven Goran Eriksson on Sunday.
West Ham United ace Joe Cole returns to the squad after missing the game with Holland earlier this month through injury.
Platt keeps faith with most of the squad that beat Holland 4-0 at Reading's Madekski Stadium for the games against Germany on August 31 and Albania on September 4.
Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), Titus Bramble (Ipswich Town), Wayne Bridge (Southampton), Stephen Bywater (West Ham), Luke Chadwick (Manchester United), Malcolm Christie (Derby County), Joe Cole (West Ham), Sean Davis (Fulham), Jermain Defoe (West Ham), Jonathan Greening (Middlesbrough), Andy Griffin (Newcastle), Francis Jeffers (Arsenal), Seth Johnson (Derby County), Ledley King (Tottrenham Hotspur), Scott Parker (Charlton Athletic), Jermaine Pennant (Arsenal), David Prutton (Nottingham Forest), Chris Riggott (Derby County), Stuart Taylor (Arsenal), Alton Thelwell (Tottenham Hotspur), Darius Vassell (Aston Villa), Nick Weaver (Manchester City), Mark Wilson (Middlesbrough), Stephen Wright (Liverpool).