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Liverpool's Johnson pulls out of England squad, Man City's Lescott in

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has withdrawn from the England squad with Manchester City's Joleon Lescott replacing him.

The Three Lions host Holland at Wembley Stadium tomorrow night in a friendly but will be without Reds full-back Johnson after sustaining a minor problem at training earlier today.

"As England prepare to face Holland at Wembley on Wednesday evening, Glen Johnson has returned to Liverpool this afternoon and Manchester City's Joleon Lescott will be called into the squad in his place," read a statement on the Football Association's official website.

Johnson becomes the fifth player to pull out of Stuart Pearce's squad after Wayne Rooney, Darren Bent, Tom Cleverley and Kyle Walker all became unavailable.

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