Top six players who can feel hard done by at missing England World Cup squad
Snubbed by Fab Cap
1. Bobby Zamora
The Fulham striker could create a decent argument that he has been a more consistent striker this season than some of those Capello did select. His firepower is untested at international level, but he will be disappointed that the England boss did not even run the rule over him at the training camp. Led on by media gossip.
2. Carlton Cole
Will wonder to himself just how much taller, more skillful and more clinical than Emile Heskey he needs to be before he gets the nod.
3. Stewart Downing
Granted he has spent a lot of time injured since moving to Aston Villa, but the winger will no doubt feel aggrieved at being overtaken by his former understudy Adam Johnson in the pecking order.
4. Ashley Young
Suffered from a dip in form, along with most of his Aston Villa team-mates, from the start of the season but will spend his summer holiday fondly remembering the days when he seemed certain to be one of Capello’s preferred impact subs.
5. Paul Robinson
The Blackburn keeper could be forgiven for thinking there might have been a berth for him as a fourth goalkeeper in the 30-man squad, giving him the chance to impress during training. No such luck as DOn Fabio has stuck with three goalies.
6. Paul Konchesky
After Fulham’s great season and given he has more international experience than Leighton Baines and Stephen Warnock, Konchesky must have thought he deserved a chance.