Posted February 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Scott Parker will captain England for the first time on Wednesday against the Netherlands. The Tottenham midfielder has made only 10 England appearances, but has been handed the captaincy by interim coach Stuart Pearce, who could only be in charge for the friendly at Wembley Stadium. The Football Association announced earlier this week that Parker had been voted England's player of the year in a poll of 15,000 fans. The captaincy carries great weight in England, with Fabio Capello quitting as coach earlier this month after the FA stripped John Terry of the armband. Terry, who is injured, was stripped because of his upcoming criminal trial for racially abusing an opponent.

Report: Parker named England captain

Scott Parker has reportedly been handed the England captaincy for Wednesday night's friendly against Netherlands at Wembley Stadium. The Tottenham midfielder takes the armband after Chelsea defender John Terry was stripped of the role by the Football Association earlier this month. Pearce is in interim charge of the national side in the wake of Fabio Capello's decision...

England's Parker relishes first tilt at captaincy (Reuters)

Scott Parker has experienced a rollercoaster role reversal that has seen him go from World Cup reject to England captain in two years and he now wants more opportunities to showcase his leadership credentials.

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker awarded England Player of the Year (

The 31-year-old insists he never gave up hope of securing a regular place with the national side, despite being overlooked for the majority of his career.

Parker named England´s best

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker has been voted England Player of the Year. Parker topped a poll on the FA’s website...

Scott Parker named England captain for Wednesday's friendly with the Netherlands at Wembley (

The Spurs man has been lauded for his fine performances this season both domestically and internationally, and Stuart Pearce has rewarded him with the armband.
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