DECLAN RICE has withdrawn from the England squad to face Albania and San Marino. The West Ham star, 22, has pulled out due to illness. GettyD
DECLAN RICE has withdrawn from the England squad to face Albania and San Marino.
The West Ham star, 22, has pulled out due to illness.
Declan Rice has withdrawn from the England squad[/caption]
Rice initially trained away from the squad following an individual training programme, with Manchester City star Jack Grealish doing the same.
But the midfielder will now rest up over the next fortnight instead of taking part in England’s World Cup qualifier against Albania on Friday.
It has been a very busy few weeks for the Hammers star, who has played in all but two West Ham matches this season.
He missed the Carabao Cup ties against the Manchester clubs but has played a key role in the Europa League.
That means he has played two games a week multiple times this season so is in need of a rest.
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