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Jagielka to miss England game

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has been ruled out of England's friendly international against Denmark at Wembley next Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

Toffees manager Roberto Martinez also revealed the 31-year-old will miss Saturday's Premier League game against West Ham at Goodison Park after he suffered a setback in training.

Martinez said: "Phil has felt his hamstring over the last couple of days and will be missing at the weekend and for England.

"I don't think it will be a long-term injury, but Phil will be missing for a couple of weeks."

Jagielka has made 24 appearances for England so far and has been a regular in the starting XI since Roy Hodgson took charge.

Hodgson is set to name his squad for the Denmark game on Thursday afternoon with around 30 players set to be included which will give a good idea of his thinking ahead of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Martinez has also tipped Everton midfielder Gareth Barry, who is on loan from Manchester City, for a place in Hodgson's squad.

He said: "I think Barry is ready to help England. The experience he brings is quite unique. It would be a great honour if he got a recall."

Tune into Sky Sports News from 3pm for coverage of the England news conference.