In a blow to England’s World Cup plans, Manchester City’s Gareth Barry is racing to be fit in time to play.

Concerns have arisen that the ankle ligament damage suffered during Manchester City˘ defeat by Tottenham is so bad, he may be forced out of this Summer’s Tournament.

He has been sent for a scan but has told friends he is ‹Ĺ›in serious trouble˘€žË˜.

The dilemma then, is for Fabio Capello to choose who might be a suitable replacement for who is regarded as England’s best option as a holding Midfielder.

Names already in the frame are Manchester United’s Michael Carrick, West Ham’s Scott Parker and the uncapped Tom Huddlestone.

Having seen the sort of power that Huddlestone’s packing in his T90 Laser IIIs, we’d be quite happy seeing him smashing a Jabulani about for England at the World Cup!

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