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Forster ruled out of England qualifier in Slovakia

Fraser Forster won't be playing in Slovakia. Credit: PA

Fraser Forster has been forced out of England's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday after suffering an arm injury.

The Southampton goalkeeper is understood to have been sent back to his club for treatment, with new England boss Sam Allardyce now expected to call up a replacement.

Joe Hart is now favourite to start Sunday's Slovakia clash, fresh from completing a loan move to Torino from Manchester City.

Forster was believed to have been in the frame to start the first match of Allardyce's reign in Slovakia, but Hart will no doubt be boosted by the potential reprieve.

The 29-year-old has been sent out on loan with new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola demanding his goalkeepers fit more comfortably into his sweeper-keeper style system.

Watch Slovakia v England live on ITV this Sunday 4th September from 4:30pm.


Cedric agrees new four-year Southampton contract

Cedric Soares has committed his future to Southampton by signing a new four-year contract with the club.

The new deal will keep Soares at St. Mary's until 2020 following a successful first season that saw him feature in 27 matches.

There had been rumours linking the right-back with a move away from the south coast this summer, and talk of his departure only intensified following the signing of Jeremy Pied.

But Soares has instead decided to commit his future to the Saints after helping Portugal to glory at Euro 2016, with compatriot Jose Fonte also expected to accept an improved contract offer at Southampton in the coming days despite interest from Man United and Arsenal.

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