wingback Steve Froggatt learned from the media of his inclusion in Kevin Keegans
England squad for Wednesdays friendly match against Argentina.
The Sky Blues player had not been told officially by the football club when the media
congratulated him on his inclusion.
He was clearly taken aback and exclaimed:
"Is it a wind up? Am I really in the squad?"
It was true, but now he faces a huge disappointment if he cannot overcome an ankle
injury to be fit to play if called into Keegans team.
He collected the injury in last weekends home match against Sunderland after a
late challenge by Nicky Summerbee and Froggatt said:
"I am still unhappy at the way I got hurt and it will be a huge disappointment if
I am not fit."
He is rated doubtful for Coventrys match at Middlesbrough on Saturday and said:
"That is my main aim at the moment. If I cant be fit for Saturday I shall
report to Englands headquarters on Sunday where I expect to be assessed by the
Froggatts first call up by Keegan for last Novembers Euro 2000 play-offs
against Scotland was considered the shock news in the squad, but the player said:
"It is more surprising this time for me, although it is always a surprise to be
called up by England, I suppose."
Froggatt goes to join up with England with glowing praise from Coventry manager Gordon
"He has been playing better over the last two months than the first time he was
selected. Good luck to him. He deserves it," said Strachan.
Asked if he would prefer Froggatt not to play for England if there was a risk his ankle
injury would be aggravated, the Scot replied: