Terry and Bridge out
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea pair John Terry and Wayne Bridge have pulled out of the England squad.Chelsea pair John Terry and Wayne Bridge have pulled out of the England squad to face the Netherlands on Wednesday, with Phil Neville coming in as cover.
Terry and Bridge played 90 minutes for Chelsea on Sunday, as The Blues drew 0-0 with Manchester City, but it would appear that the pair picked up knocks as they have pulled out of Wednesday's friendly at Villa Park.
England coach Sven Goran Eriksson has already seen Matthew Upson forced out with a hamstring complaint, prompting the Swede to draft in Wes Brown as cover, but the loss of Terry and Bridge will provide him with a further headache.
Eriksson has drafted in Brown's Manchester United team-mate Phil Neville as cover, but he is short of experienced central defensive options.
Already shorn of Rio Ferdinand and Sol Campbell, Eriksson may have to opt for a central defensive partnership of Jamie Carragher and Ledley King against the Dutch.
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