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.