Fergie snubs Pearce's Dan plan

BY foxsports • October 9, 2011

Pearce is down to one fit striker after Nathan Delfouneso and Martyn Waghorn picked up injuries in Thursday's European Championship qualifier in Iceland - and pondered turning to Welbeck for Monday's match in Norway. However, Pearce revealed a chat with Ferguson ended those plans. The England Under-21 manager told Sky Sports News: "I spoke to Sir Alex straight after the (Iceland) game. "He had concerns about Danny travelling back from Montenegro (with England's senior side) and then getting on a plane to Oslo. "I quite understood that but I had to make the call because I've only got one striker in the squad. "I had a decent chat with him and moved on from there. I quite understand his position." Pearce's side are top of Group Eight after two games and travel to Norway to play their second match in five days on the back of the 3-0 win in Iceland, secured thanks to an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hat-trick. The manager revealed Tottenham's Kyle Walker will also not be considered. Pearce added: "His girlfriend's due to have a baby in the next week or so and he had concerns about being away."

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