Downing handed England call

Image: Downing: Recalled by Capello

Stewart Downing has been called into the England squad for their Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro after Aaron Lennon was ruled out.

Villa winger replaces Lennon

Stewart Downing has been called into the England squad for their Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro after Aaron Lennon was ruled out. Spurs winger Lennon has a sore back and he missed training with the squad on Friday. Following further tests on Saturday, it was decided that Lennon should be sent back to Tottenham for further treatment. As a result, Aston Villa's Downing has been called up to the party by boss Fabio Capello. It is Downing's first call-up since March, and his last cap for his country came 12-months previous to that against Slovakia. Lennon is the second player to withdraw from the squad through injury since they joined up after Phil Jagielka was forced out on Friday night.

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