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.
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.