Crouch Starts Tonight and Woodgate

Crouch Starts Tonight and Woodgate

It doesn’t look as though Peter Crouch’s lack of games for Tottenham is affecting his World Cup chances an awful lot. Capello is starting the big man against Belarus tonight alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor in the absence of Wayne Rooney.

I’ve always expected Crouch to be in Capello’s World Cup squad because he gives the Italian options. When Crouch has started for Spurs this season he’s always delivered and I’d certainly fancy him to be on the score sheet tonight against an unspectacular Belarus side.

I’m not sure how this will effect Harry’s plans against Portsmouth at the weekend. I fancied him to start Defoe and Crouch against their old side but he may not be inclined to start Crouch again Saturday if he has a tough game tonight. That being said, Robbie Keane will also be in action for one half of the Republic of Ireland’s game against the Czech Republic.

A good bit of news on Jonathan Woodgate. He managed to come through a behind closed doors friendly unscathed yesterday so there is an outside chance he could be on the bench for Saturday’s game. I thought he’d be out for a lot longer to be honest so fingers crossed he can get back to full fitness as soon as possible, it will give the side a massive boost.

2 thoughts on “Crouch Starts Tonight and Woodgate

  1. I gave Crouch to score tonight AND the 3-0 (plus a couple of other winning bets but got Lennon wrong – sorry). Crouch scores for England, Heskey doesnt. Seems like a fairly simple one to me!
    But Crouch was out there in combative and competetive mood tonight and I was impressed by his all round effort and willingness to get stuck-in. Rooney and Crouch for me, even if its not classy or pretty, it works.

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