Sven names Toon trio

Last updated : 24 March 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Jermaine Jenas and Kieron Dyer have retained their places in the party, while Jonathan Woodgate has been rewarded for an impressive start to his Newcastle career with a recall.

Whether or not any of them will play is a different matter, as Sven always seem to pick the same players for the competitive games.

David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, Rio Fedinand and Sol Campbell all seem certain of their starting places whether their form merits it or not, so the only hope of one of our lads starting is out of position on the left flank.

Meanwhile David Platt has kept faith with Shola Ameobi and recalled Titus Bramble to the England Under-21 squad for the clashes with Portugal and Turkey.

The Turkey game is of course at St James’ Park on Tuesday April 1.