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24 March 2003 : Skivo and Darren Withdraw From England Squad
As expected, Darren Way and Terry Skiverton have withdrawn from tomorrow night's England squad as both use the time off in a battle to be fit for Friday night's home game against Scarborough.

The Football Association have confirmed the withdrawl of both players, which now leaves Chris Weale and Lee Johnson as the Glovers two representatives that will travel to Holland.

Darren Way did not travel to Kent to play in the Glovers 2-1 win over Margate on Saturday due to a stomach bug with manager Gary Johnson explaining before the game: "Darren has not eaten for two days and we felt it best to leave him at home to recover."

Club captain Terry Skiverton came back from Margate with five stitches in his head following a first half collision, and so equally was not going to be risked.

Overall, England National Game XI manager Paul Fairclough has had to make three changes to his squad for tomorrow nightís international against Holland in Beek en Donk on the outskirts of Eindhoven, with Dagenham withdrawing striker Junior McDougald from the squad.

The first of the three replacements is Gravesend & Northfleetís experienced midfielder Jimmy Jackson. Jackson is the ĎFleetísí longest serving player, having made over 400 appearances after joining his hometown club from Charlton Athletic in 1994.

Lee Johnson has also been now formally added to the squad after being on stand-by prior to the weekend. Johnson captained England in their 3-2 defeat against Italy last November.

The third change is up front, where Junior McDougaldís withdrawal gives Aldershotís top-scorer Roscoe díSane another chance to add to his growing reputation.

DíSane scored Englandís goal in last months defeat to the Belgium Under-20 side in Ostend, and constantly troubled the Belgian defence after entering the fray in the second half.

He will put pressure on Barnetís Junior Agogo and Northwich Victoriaís Gregg Blundell who have both hit 19 goals each this season for a place in the starting XI.

Tomorrow nightís game kicks off at the home ground of BV Sparta 25 at 7.30pm

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