England trio train again

West Ham United's Three Lions had their second day of training with the rest of the England squad at London Colney.

Matthew Upson, Carlton Cole and Robert Green were put through their paces under the watchful eye of coach Fabio Capello on another day of glorious sunshine.

Upson will have been particularly out to impress, with the news that former Hammer Rio Ferdinand has been forced to pull out from the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan on Saturday with a calf injury. Ferdinand could still recover in time to face Andorra on Wednesday four days later, but Bolton Wanderers' Gary Cahill has been drafted in as extra cover.

West Ham's No15 excelled the last time Ferdinand was injured, coming in to the side for the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Belarus in October. England beat Kazakhstan 5-1 and they will be hoping for similar fortune on Saturday.

If Upson is selected in Almaty at the weekend, he could link up with club-mate Robert Green, who is in the running to claim the No1 jersey with usual first choice David James ruled out through injury. Should Green be selected he would be making his third appearance for England.

Cole is expected to battle it out with Emile Heskey, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe to win the right to partner Wayne Rooney up front. The 25-year-old would win his third cap for his country if selected, all of which would have come this year.

England have made a flying start to their qualification campaign, with a 100 per cent record from the first five games leaving them five points clear at the top of qualifying Group 6.