Peter Crouch pulls out of England squad


Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has returned to White Hart Lane to have treatment on a back injury and will play no part in England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria at Wembley on Friday.

There will be no replacement call-up for the striker who has been troubled by the problem since Spurs' shock weekend defeat to Wigan Athletic.

Meanwhile, Gareth Barry says there is no dressing room discontent in the England squad and all the players are behind Fabio Capello.

The Italian has been lambasted for his tactics during the World Cup finals in South Africa as well as for his recent handling of David Beckham.

However, Manchester City midfielder Barry said:"Everyone is right behind the manager. I firmly believe the players and manager can go on and do great things. He is still the man to take England forward.

"He still wants us to play at a high tempo but the whole squad is pretty relaxed.

"Everything is pretty chilled so there are not too many changes. We just want to get the results right. That is going to be what makes people happy.

"I am as hungry to be involved as ever. I want to stay in this set-up and be around for as long as possible. I want to try and get as many caps as I can and hopefully have some success with England too.

"I am looking forward to these two games but I also feel extra responsibility. As an experienced member of the squad I have to recognise there are a lot of young players here who are going to need help at times.

"The lessons we have learned from the World Cup we have to try and use to help the young players and the team going forward."

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