Boss On Internationals

While Glenn Roeder says he is delighted by Trevor Sinclair's England call-up, he reveals that Hayden Foxe might not be going away with Australia after all.
Says the West Ham chief:
"I don't know if he has been called up on the back of the last two games because he has done well in them two games because he was not in the original squad but I have got to say at this stage he is by no means certain to travel.
"He has come in Monday morning with a groin strain that he picked up against Fulham."
There is no question of him being not allowed to travel if he does appear fit later in the week and Glenn adds:
"You can't hold him back; there are rules we all have to adhere to and if he is fit he will be allowed to travel, but if he is not there is no point him travelling for a day on an aeroplane which is not going to help his injury.
"The doctor Ges Steinbergs is dealing with that and we will obviously keep in touch with the Australian federation.
"It is good that he has been called up but if he does go to the World Cup play-offs we would miss him for the Charlton and Tottenham games.
"Hayden did well at Ipswich and wasn't to blame in any way shape or form for us losing at the weekend.
"He has had two decent games and he obviously returns to the squad on the back of him doing well and hopefully we will see him playing many more games for us."
On the England front, with Joe Cole out, there are just two representatives in the junior side but Glenn adds:
"Michael and Jermain are in the U21s but I'm sure Michael is in because we need to beat Holland to qualify and I think Sven-Goran Eriksson has allowed David Platt to call up all the big guns in the U21 team - which is the right thing to do because we want England to do well at all levels.
"Had that not been the case you can assume he would have been in the full squad.
"Nevertheless we have got Trevor Sinclair in there which is fully deserved for his efforts in the past month.
"I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that he has a good week's training and that Sven-Goran Eriksson gives him his first full cap, because he certainly deserves it and I'm sure he will do well in an England shirt.
"It is an honour for the player and the club and it shows that if you play well enough at West Ham you will get recognised."
As for Joe, the signs look encouraging and Glenn explains:
"Joe Cole came in and did some light jogging on the training ground, nothing too severe that could make the pain in his right foot reappear.
"He was happy with the week's swimming in the hydrotherapy centre at Manchester and he was saying that his foot feels good.
"We have been at this stage before, but this time I hope he will have a good run now to being available again for first team selection."