Capello to check on Tottenham keeper Robinson

Fabio Capello will make a personal check on Paul Robinson before naming the England squad for next week's friendly against France in Paris, reports The Guardian.

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The goalkeeper did not feature in Capello's first match in charge, the 2-1 defeat of Switzerland at Wembley last month, but he has regained his place at Tottenham Hotspur and Capello will be at White Hart Lane on Wednesday to watch Juande Ramos's team take on Chelsea.

The England head coach, who has expressed misgivings about the paucity of high-quality English goalkeepers, wants to see whether Robinson can be regarded as a safe pair of hands after a difficult season.

By his own admission the 28-year-old's confidence suffered after a series of high-profile mistakes, for Tottenham and England, culminated in him losing his place in both teams.

He has regained the first-team spot at Tottenham after his replacement, Radek Cerny, failed to impress, but Capello will be anxious to see whether a goalkeeper who was virtually an ever-present for England under Sven-Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren can re-establish himself as a serious challenger for David James's position.

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