Starting team for Dutch clash named
Jamie Bradbury in Groningen
Tuesday, 11 August, 2009
Junior Stanislas gets debut as Micah Richards wears armband in Groningen
Stuart Pearce has named his starting line-up for tonight's match against Holland in Groningen with one player making his first appearance for the Under-21s.
West Ham forward Junior Stanislas starts in a wide midfield role as Pearce goes for a 4-5-1 formation.
Stanislas is one of three players who were not in the England squad that travelled to Sweden for the 2009 UEFA European Championship, with Aston Villa new-boy Fabien Delph and Everton's James Vaughan also in the starting eleven.
Micah Richards will captain the side in what is his tenth cap for the Under-21s.
A minute's silence will be held before the game in honour of Sir Bobby Robson who died last month. As well as being England manager, Sir Bobby also coached in Holland during two spells at PSV Eindhoven during the 1990s.
The England Team
1 Scott Loach, 2 Micah Richards (c), 3 Kieran Gibbs, 4 Jack Rodwell, 5 Michael Mancienne, 6 James Tomkins, 7 Junior Stanislas, 8 Lee Cattermole, 9 James Vaughan, 10 Fabien Delph, 11 Danny Rose
Subs 12 Kyle Naughton, 13 Frank Fielding, 14 Ryan Bertrand, 15 Chris Smalling, 16 Jack Wilshere, 17 Andy Carroll, 18 Freddie Sears, 19 Daniel Sturridge
Holland Orange shirts, white shirts, orange socks
England White shirts, blue shorts, white socks
Referee Babak Rafati (Ger)
Assistants Holger Henschel and Christian Bornhorst
Fourth Official Michel Winter (Ned)
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