Date: 11th October 2012 at 4:41pm
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Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand will not take part in England’s match vs San Marino tomorrow due to injury.

Both will return to Cobham to train over the weekend and will meet up with the England squad later in the hope that they will both be ready and available for the game against Poland on Tuesday.

Lampard is suffering from a knee injury he picked up against Norwich, whilst Bertrand remains ill after he missed out on the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier in the week.

Bertrand hit out at critics on Twitter, who thought a sore throat was a poor excuse to pull out of the England squad by saying,

‘Just to clarify…. It`s not a ‘sore throat’ I`m ill. Swollen glands in my neck… And constant headache for 3 days now and freezing cold,’ ‘Do you think a ‘sore-throat’ could stop me being apart of a match for my club or country #yourf***ingnuts this is what every boy dreams of.’

Personally I think it’s a great shame that both will miss this game. Despite it being relatively good news for Chelsea, this match was a great opportunity for Bertrand to show Hodgson what he’s made of, and for Frank to continue adding to his impressive cap list. Thankfully both should be available for the big game in Warsaw on Tuesday.