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Rio Ferdinand voted in to PFA team of the year

Rio makes players' team of the year… so will Roy pick him for England now

By
Neil Ashton

PUBLISHED:

18:12 GMT, 25 April 2013

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UPDATED:

01:00 GMT, 26 April 2013

Roy Hodgson will come under renewed pressure to pick Rio Ferdinand for glamour games against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil after his fellow professionals voted him into the PFA team of the year.

Ferdinand, 34, will be named in the side, announced on Sunday, for a fifth time.

England’s manager is determined to pick a strong squad for the friendly against the Republic at Wembley on May 29 and the trip to Rio on June 2.

Selected: Rio Ferdinand is in the PFA players team of the year

Selected: Rio Ferdinand is in the PFA players team of the year

Ferdinand made 21 starts as Manchester United charged towards their 13th Barclays Premier League title.

Hodgson’s assistant, Ray Lewington is being sent to Arsenal on Sunday to watch Ferdinand in action.

Hodgson is already without England captain Steven Gerrard, who needs surgery on his injured shoulder at the end of the season.

Pressure: Roy Hodgson (right) faces a tough decision about whether to call up Rio

Pressure: Roy Hodgson (right) faces a tough decision about whether to call up Rio

Ferdinand pulled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers last month. He said his treatment schedule for his back meant he could not join the squad.

Ferdinand then caused outrage among England fans when he travelled to Doha to be an analyst for Al Jazeera for the 8-0 victory over San Marino.

Incredibly, Hodgson left the door open for Ferdinand to play for England again.

Fancy seeing you here: Rio Ferdinand bumped into former TOWIE star Mark Wright in Alderley Edge

Fancy seeing you here: Rio Ferdinand bumped into former TOWIE star Mark Wright in Alderley Edge

Rio and Wright

Millwall player Josh Wright has watch stolen

Police called as Millwall midfielder Wright has 8,000 watch stolen in latest theft

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UPDATED:

08:49 GMT, 9 November 2012

Millwall have been forced to call in the police after Josh Wright became the latest player to have their watch stolen from the club's dressing room.

The midfielder, who is the younger brother of TOWIE star Mark, had his 8,000 Cartier taken while he was training.

Wright, 23, is the third victim of such a theft after two of his Lions team-mates had their designer watches stolen during Millwall's 4-0 win over Huddersfield.

Theft: Josh Wright has had his watch stolen at Millwall

Theft: Josh Wright has had his watch stolen at Millwall

Police and the club are studying CCTV footage.

'The watch was brand new — I had only just bought it,' Wright told The Sun.

'I felt sick when I went back into the dressing room and discovered it had been stolen. It wasn’t just because the watch was expensive — the insurance should cover that.

'It was the thought of someone — probably someone I know at the club — going through my pockets.

'It’s a shame because we’re such a close-knit friendly club.

Police called: Several players have been the victims of theft

Police called: Several players have been the victims of theft

'I can’t believe someone is doing this.'

The latest raft of thefts comes eight months after two players suffered the same fate.

Wright added: 'The sooner they catch the person or persons responsible the better.

'And when they do I hope that they are named and shamed.'