England boss Steve McClaren has dropped Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry for tonight's game against Austria.

He explained: "As far as Gareth Barry is concerned, I just want to have a look at Steven Gerrard and Lampard together, again," McClaren said. "It's no slight on Gareth, who's been excellent for us in the last four games. I've wanted to look at Scott for a long time. He deserves it after the European tournament he had with the Under-21s in the summer. I've said to him before, if there's ever a game to give him 90 minutes, I'll give him one. "

The England manager also said that he would give a chance to Ashley Young and David Bentley tonight, as well as giving Ashley Cole some part as a substitute.