Euro 2012: England set to call up Jordan Henderson in place of the injured Frank Lampard
Roy Hodgson will take Jordan Henderson to Euro 2012 if, as expected, Frank Lampard is ruled out on Thursday after a scan on a thigh injury suffered on Wednesday.
The moment Lampard pulled up in training at London Colney, running into a corner to retrieve a loose ball, Hodgson placed Henderson on standby. The Liverpool midfielder has been chosen even though Michael Carrick has not retired from international football and has always told the FA he would be available in an emergency.
Carrick has returned from holiday but it seems the chances of his receiving a phone-call from Hodgson are minimal. Henderson has had a modest season but Hodgson clearly admires his commitment to the cause.