Richards out of Under-21 finals

Published May. 26, 2011 3:15 p.m. ET

Richards, 22, has 14 Under-21 caps, including the 2009 European Championship final defeat to Germany, but the full-back will not add to his tally over the summer after suffering a hamstring injury that will see him sidelined for some time. It will be seen as a further disruption to Pearce's squad after he left Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere out of his 23-man party - although he will confirm a replacement for Richards to complete the squad before the June 1 deadline.