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Bent limps out of England squad

England's preparations for the World Cup qualifier against the Ukraine have hit another snag after Tottenham striker Darren Bent limped out of training with a leg injury and now looks set to miss tomorrow night's match.

With Emile Heskey and Carlton Cole having already withdrawn from the squad, Bent's absence leaves Fabio Capello with just two strikers, Wayne Rooney and Peter Crouch, to choose from.

Despite the latest setback, there is still no place for Michael Owen surely sounding the death knell on the Newcastle striker's illustrious international career. On a brighter note, Rio Ferdinand looks set to return to the heart of the England defence after missing the Slovakia game with a back problem.

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