Can new caps shine for England against Trinidad & Tobago?
England are in the Caribbean getting ready for Sunday's friendly with Trinidad and Tobago. The game is viewed by many as a PR exercise with the FA trying to get Fifa vice-president Jack Warner onside for its 2018 World Cup bid. But it also gives Fabio Capello the chance to try out some new combinations and to look at a number of uncapped players.
Seven players who took part in last week's Champions League final have been excused from travelling to Port of Spain: John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Wayne Rooney, Owen Hargreaves and Wes Brown. But Rio Ferdinand made the trip and is expected to lead the team against the Soca Warriors.
Capello has insisted that Lampard and Gerrard can play together in the same midfield but the United States game seemed to again suggest otherwise. The Chelsea player's absence on Sunday should see Gareth Barry in a central midfield role with Joe Hart, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Dean Ashton all expected to win their first caps for England.