Vassell to miss England friendly

Last updated : 02 September 2002 By Holtender

The Villa striker limped off during the 1-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers on Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Vassell was desperate to play against Portugal because the match is at Villa Park.

"Darius has a hamstring injury and, with the England squad being named on Monday he will be pulled out of it," Taylor said.

"It would be unwise at this stage to put a time limit on when he will return. He will be fit when he is fit."