McCarthy replaces injured England keeper Forster

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 01, 2016 7:23 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Uncapped goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has replaced injured Southampton team mate Fraser Forster in England's squad for this weekend's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, the FA said on Thursday.

Forster, 28, was expected to start Sunday's game in Trnava but was ruled out of Sam Allardyce's first game as manager after injuring his arm in training.

Uncapped 26-year-old McCarthy joined Southampton from Reading on Aug. 1.

He was previously called up for friendlies against Ireland and Brazil in May 2013.

Joe Hart, who was left out of Manchester City's opening three Premier League games of the season before moving on loan to Torino this week, is now likely to start for England on Sunday.

(Reporting by Ian Rodricks and Ed Dove; Editing by Tony Jimenez)