McClaren hopeful over injuries
By Robin Hackett
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Micah Richards and Jonathan Woodgate will 'hopefully' recover in time for Saturday.
Micah Richards and Jonathan Woodgate will travel to Israel with the rest of the England squad despite picking up slight injuries.
Steve McClaren is 'hopeful' the defenders can overcome their respective calf and knee problems and has decided to take both players as England also face Andorra four days after Saturday's game.
"We are assessing them both and hopefully they will be okay," he said.
"At this present moment, our intention is for them to travel. We want them with us for next week."
Gary Neville has already been ruled out of the England squad after suffering damage to his ankle ligaments, and Richards was expected to deputise for the Manchester United captain.