Wigan boss Hutchings rules out Heskey for England

Wigan Athletic boss Chris Hutchings says Emile Heskey won't be fit for England's final Euro2008 qualifier against Croatia.

Heskey, 29, is back in training after recovering from a broken metatarsal.

But under-fire Three Lions chief Steve McClaren has been told there is no chance of him returning before the end of next month.

Hutchings said: "I wouldn't have thought he has a chance for England, he wouldn't be close to being fit.

"I appreciate it is a problem but the game falls when he will be stepping up his work."

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