Noble withdrawn for England

Mark Noble has pulled out of the England squad to face Wales in an Under-21 friendly on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old midfielder was substituted with ten minutes to go in Sunday's season finale against Aston Villa with back and hamstring trouble and has subsequently had to give up his place for the international in Wrexham. Despite Noble's withdrawal, there will still be West Ham United interest with 19-year-old Jack Collison set to line up in the Wales midfield. Kick-off is 7.30pm.