Capello to include personal trainer of Spurs captain King in World Cup party

England coach Fabio Capello intends to include the personal trainer of Tottenham captain Ledley King in his World Cup party.

England coach Fabio Capello intends to include the personal trainer of Tottenham captain Ledley King in his World Cup party.

King will be in Capello's provisional 30-man squad and he is likely to be joined by Tottenham's rehabilitation and conditioning coach Nathan Gardiner, says the Mirror.

It shows the incredible lengths that Capello is prepared to go to ensure King is fit for South Africa, despite the 29-year-old's chronic knee problems.

Capello is desperate to take King to South Africa - as first revealed in Mirror Sport on April 23 - even though the Spurs defender will not be training with his England team-mates.

Gardiner has devised a fitness programme for King - including daily swimming sessions in Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's pool - to keep him fit and will liaise with FA doctor Ian Beasley throughout the tournament.

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