Manchester City sweat on Jack Rodwell injury news as youngster ruled out of England clash

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester City are being made to sweat on news about youngster Jack Rodwell after he limped off the pitch during England U-21s win on Friday.

The 21-year-old could only manage 45 minutes during the 1-0 victory over their Serbian counterparts as England continue their bid for a place in Euro 2013.

And the Blues are left on tenterhooks as they wait for news about Rodwell’s hamstring injury.

U21 boss Stuart Pearce said: “We’re disappointed for Jack, naturally, but I know what I’ve got in this squad and I know they’re good enough to see the job through.

“We’ve had a lot of injuries to contend with throughout this qualification campaign so it’s not a challenge we’re unfamiliar with. I know my players and I’m no less confident in our chances.”

England travel to Serbia for the second leg of their tie and take a 1-0 lead after 90 minutes.

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