U21 Side Announced

Last updated : 14 October 2002 By Rob Cooper
Chirs Kirkland
Kirkland returns to the side
There will be just one change from the England U21 side that drubbed the Slovakians 4-0 on Friday, Liverpool's Chris Kirkland will replace Matt Murray of Wolves in goal.

Joe Cole returns to the Madejski Stadium after playing in a friendly against the Royals for West Ham in August. The skillful playmaker, who went to the World Cup with England, will be looking to put in another masterclass performance to impress Sven Goran Eriksson.

There is no place in the side for Jermain Defoe, the youngster has not recovered from an injury in time to play.

The match, which kicks off at 8pm at the Madejski Stadium is not sold out, tickets are still available. Prices are £10 for adults and £5 for children if booked in advance or £12 and £7 if bought at the game.

The full England line-up is as follows:

Jermain Defoe
Defoe misses out
Chris Kirkland (Liverpool)
Jlloyd Samuel (Aston Villa)
Paul Konchesky (Charlton Athletic)
Michael Carrick (West Ham United)
Titus Bramble (Newcastle United)
Gareth Barry (captain) (Aston Villa)
David Prutton (Nottingham Forest)
Jermaine Jenas (Newcastle United)
Francis Jeffers (Arsenal)
Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United)
Joe Cole (West Ham United)

Subs to be announced