Green day at last

Robert Green is delighted to have finally made his first start for England and is firmly focused on repeating the feat and making his Wembley bow on Wednesday.

The West Ham United shot-stopper's three caps have all come away from home, although none pleased him as much as the 4-0 win in Kazakhstan on Saturday. It came more than five years after his first call-up to a squad in March 2004. "It's been an ambition and a dream and to get it done and have the memories of winning is more than pleasing," he told

"It was a difficult game, but one we've come through with a good result. Maybe not the greatest of performances, but one we'll take. We kept chances down to a minimum, but we knew there would be a storm to ride and we've done that."

Green, who flew back into England with the squad including club-mates Matthew Upson and Carlton Cole in the early hours of Sunday morning is relishing the chance to make it seven wins out of seven in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying against Andorra this midweek. He added: "If we win on Wednesday we know we will be a long way ahead of the rest of the group and we'll know that we've done our job over the last ten days."