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Captain Scott

Posted on 1 March 2012  - 00:28

Scott Parker wore the captain's armband as England suffered a late loss in Wednesday night's friendly against Holland at Wembley.

Captain Scott

The midfielder, outstanding for us this season, was handed one of the top individual honours in the English game by caretaker manager Stuart Pearce.

Scott turned in a typically gritty display, covering every blade of the Wembley turf as the Three Lions produced a tremendous late comeback from 2-0 down against the highly-rated Dutch - only to lose 3-2 in injury time.

After a goalless first half, Arjen Robben and Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored in quick succession just before the hour mark.

Gary Cahill popped up in the Holland box to pull a goal back with five minutes left and Scott was involved in the move that led to Phil Jones threading a pass through for Ashley Young to level with a minute left.

But the euphoria of that late rally was crushed as Robben's late, late effort clipped off Cahill and left Joe Hart clutching at thin air.

Scott played the full 90 minutes and became the first Spurs player to lead out England since Sol Campbell wore the armband against the Czech Republic in November, 1998.