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Portsmouth keeper James hopeful over injury

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 09:31

London: Portsmouth`s England goalkeeper David James has played down the latest injury he suffered in the warm-up for Sunday`s Premier League game at Stoke City.

"I had a scan this morning and it`s just a minor tear, so in some respects I`m happy. We thought it could be worse," the 39-year-old told a radio station on Monday.
James has not started a game for his country since April, and needs to prove his fitness to England coach Capello before next year`s World Cup in South Africa.

Capello said this month he would only consider players who are fit and playing regularly for inclusion in his squad, adding he thought James had a "problem" with his fitness despite showing good form.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 09:31
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