The Irons chairman is of course delighted that Stewart Downing is back in favour but disappointed there’s no room for Mark Noble in the squad.
He told ClaretandHugh: “Stewart’s inclusion is well deserved. he’s been outstanding this season and everybody in the club will be delighted for him.
“He has been quite brilliant in the diamond formation and I really hope we see him on the pitch in one or both of the games.
“However, I am really disappointed for Mark Noble. He too has been in excellent form and I had hoped he would get the call so that’s sad.