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Micah hopes to be fit for the next game

Wednesday June 17, 2009Micah on Course for England U21 Clash

By William Wood | In UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Micah is hoping to be fit for England Under-21s crucial European Championship clash with Spain Under-21s on Thursday after going some way to shaking off a knee injury.

The 20-year old impressed for Stuart Pearce’s side in their 2-1 victory over Finland Under-21s on Monday evening, scoring the winning goal despite the Three Lions being reduced to ten men following Michael Mancienne’s sending off.

Playing in a central defensive role, he made a real nuisance of himself at both ends of the pitch for Finland, going close with several other chances and stopping any further goals being conceded.

The only negative was the niggling injury Micah aggravated in the latter stages of the game, but the defender confirmed that he is hopeful of returning to full fitness in time for the next fixture.

“I got a knock. I’ve had a few problems with my knees over the seasons.”
“Hopefully I should be alright for Thursday, no problem.”

Having impressed in the opening game, Micah is hoping to continue his form and stake his claim for a return to the senior England side under Fabio Capello.

And he could be joined by Manchester City teammate Nedum Onouha in the starting line-up should his fellow defender shake off his own injury.