Southampton striker James Beattie has been called up by England coach Sven-Goran
Southampton striker James Beattie has been called up by England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson...
Beattie, whose last cap for the Three Lions came in the Euro 2004 qualifier against Liechtenstein in September, joins the squad as a fourth striker.
With injury concerns surrounding Aston Villa's Darius Vassell, there is a real chance that Beattie could win his fifth cap in Sunday's match against Denmark.
Prior to his late call-up, Beattie had promised to channel his disappointment at missing out on the original squad in the most positive way possible - by scoring more goals.
He told Southampton's official website: "When I was dropped after my debut, I said I would fight my way back in and I did. Now I have to do it again.
"And the only way I am going to do that is by scoring goals for Southampton and continuing to play well.
"Last season I did not score at all in the first ten games and ended up with 23. This time round I have got seven league goals in 12 games.
"If I can have the same second half of the season as I did last time then I could be looking for 30 goals which should get the Golden Boot.
"I am not saying I will get it, but that has to be the aim, as it would be for any striker."