Skipper ruled out of England’s Champions Trophy campaign

England Hockey captain Barry Middleton (pictured in red) has been ruled out of the ABN AMRO Champions Trophy, which starts on Sunday, after breaking his toe in a training match on Friday. He will be replaced by Bowdon forward Alastair Brogdon.

The 26-year-old captain, who it was reported last week will move from Dutch club HGC to German side Der Club an der Alster for the 2010/2011 season, was struck on the foot by the ball during an uncapped practice match against Spain during the squad’s training camp at Lilleshall last week. He will now miss the ABN AMRO Champions Trophy in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
Bowdon forward Alastair Brogdon replaces Middleton in the squad.
A replacement captain for the tournament will be appointed once the team arrives in Germany.
England’s Champions Trophy campaign starts against Germany on Saturday.
www.laola1.tv will stream live coverage of the tournament online.
Picture credit: Andy Smith

Revised England Hockey squad for ABN AMRO Champions Trophy
Richard Alexander (Surbiton)
Alastair Brogdon (Bowdon)
Nick Brothers (Reading)
Andy Bull (Brooklands MU)
Nick Catlin (Loughborough Students)
Jonty Clarke (Reading)
Adam Dixon (Beeston)
James Fair (Cannock) GK
Dan Fox (Hampstead & Westminster)
Ben Hawes (Surbiton)
Ashley Jackson (HGC)
Glenn Kirkham (East Grinstead)
Iain Mackay (Reading)
Simon Mantell (Reading)
Rob Moore (Surbiton)
Richard Smith (Loughborough Students)
James Tindall (Surbiton)
Alastair Wilson (Beeston)

England Fixtures at the ABN AMRO Champions Trophy 2010 are:
Saturday 31 July – 12:00 – Germany v England
Sunday 1 August – 16:00 – Spain v England
Tuesday 3 August – 15:00 – Australia v England
Thursday 5 August – 17:00 – England v Netherlands
Saturday 7 August – 12:00 – England v New Zealand
Sunday 8 August – tbc – Classification Playoffs