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588 Squad vs. Scotland
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Saturday, 2 June 1984
International Friendly Match

England 0 USSR 2 [0-1]

Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records
The Three Lions squad for the matches against Scotland and Russia  May/June 1984
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Armstrong, David     F Southampton            
Barnes, John     F Watford            
Blissett, Luther     F Milan AC            
Chamberlian, Mark     F Stoke            
Duxbury, Michael     D Manchester United            
Fenwick, Terence     D Queen's Park Rangers            
Francis, Trevor     F Sampdoria            
Gregory, John     M Queen's Park Rangers            
Hazard, Michael     M Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 none
Hunt, Stephen     M West Bromwich Albion 0 0 0 0 0 none
Lineker, Gary     F Leicester City            
Martin, Alvin     D West Ham United            
  Martin withdrew from the squad
Roberts, Graham     D Tottenham Hotspur            
Robson, Bryan     M Manchester United            
Sansom, Kenneth     D Arsenal            
Shilton, Peter     G Southampton            
Statham, Derek     D West Bromwhich Albion            
  Statham withdrew from the squad
Wilkins, Raymond     M Manchester United            
Woodcock, Anthony     F Arsenal            
Woods, Christopher     G Norwich            
Wright, Mark     D Southampton            

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the x of the 1983-84 season, against Scotland on 26 May 1984.


Tuesday, 15 May 1984 - Bobby Robson's international luck goes from bad to worse. Already robbed of a dozen top players because of injury, the England manager named a squad of 21 for the matches against Scotland and Russia, and within minutes learned that QPR's midfielder John Gregory is a doubtful starter because of a groin injury.  To add to his problems, Bryan Robson, Ray Wilkins and Mike Duxbury fly to Hong Kong this weekend for a friendly with Manchester United. They will return to link up with the England squad next Tuesday. Gregory, meanwhile, will see a specialist today, and if he is ruled out, Robson will likely call up Manchester United player Remi Moses, who again, will be in Hong Kong this weekend.
England's problem's mean Robson is forced to bring in two new faces, West Bromwich Albion's Steve Hunt and Tottenham midfielder Mike Hazard. Trevor Francis and Luther Blissett will return from Italy for the two games, but are unavailable for the summer trip to South America. To cover this, Robson adds Alan Kennedy, Sammy Lee, Terry Butcher, Paul Walsh, Mark Hateley, Dave Watson and Nigel Callaghan.

Tuesday, 22 May 1984 - Bobby Robson has learned today that Mark Wright, Tony Woodcock and John Gregory are all doubtful for the match against Scotland as they are suffering with various knocks. Trevor Francis has also gone down with food-poisoning, being so ill, he is unable to leave his home in Italy. However, Manchester United trio of Robson, Wilkins and Duxbury, have all returned from Hong Kong without incident. There may be a recall for Liverpool's central defender, Phil Thompson, if the situation does not improve.

Wednesday, 23 May 1984 - Bobby Robson has abandoned hope of having Trevor Francis fit. "I spoke to Trevor today on the phone today and he is still most unwell. I don't think he will even bother travelling to Scotland."
John Gregory has been ruled out because of a groin injury. Southampton's Mark Wright has been sent home to have an ex-ray on his injured ankle which is threatening to deprive him of a place on the South American tour.
Dave Watson, Norwich's central defender, will play for the under-21 team in their European Championship final against Spain at Bramall Lane tonight, but he has been put on standby for the senior squad in case there are any more injuries.

Wednesday, 30 May 1984 - Bobby Robson had a welcome surprise when Luther Blissett was today given permission to play in Saturday's match against Russia. AC Milan had initially refused to release Blissett because they wanted him to join their preparations for an Italian Cup match on 7 June. He was ordered back to Italy after England's draw with Scotland, but Milan's change of heart means that he will return to the England squad tonight.  However, Robson is still likely to call up another forward because Tony Woodcock has aggravated a hamstring injury, and Mark Chamberlain, who has a back injury, are doubtful and Gary Lineker is certain to be unfit, his groin injury likely to rule him out of the upcoming tour.

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