Carson ‘devastated’ by England snub

Carson looked to be getting his international career back on track

by being named in the squad for last month’s double header with

Bulgaria and Switzerland. But he was forced to withdraw because of

a family bereavement and now Robert Green has been preferred, along

with Joe Hart, for the Wembley clash. Carson said: “Getting the

recall for the last qualifiers was a big boost. “I was delighted to

be back but I needed to leave after a couple of days (because of

the bereavement). “The club then had a fax through to say I was in

the provisional squad (for Montenegro) and I thought I’d be okay

and be in the squad because I was in the last one. “I was really

devastated to find myself out this time. Having got back in for the

last squad, I thought I’d carried my form on in the last few games.

“Being forced to pull out last time was for personal reasons and

things seem to have gone against me.” Carson is determined to react

in a positive manner to his disappointment by continuing to perform

well for the Baggies. He said: “I won’t sulk. I have to keep

performances up and get everyone talking about me again in a good

way. “How I react to this is important. I will let my performances

get me back in.”