Theo holds no grudge against Fabio

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Theo Walcott never thought his controversial autobiography would land him in any trouble with England boss Fabio Capello.

In his book, Theo: Growing Up Fast, the Arsenal wide-man claimed he “never knew what was required of me” in the build-up to last summer’s World Cup.

He also labelled Capello as “starchy”, “cold and clinical” and recalled one training-ground incident which led to the Italian “screaming” at him for doing something wrong.

“I didn’t have a clear-the-air meeting with the manager,” said Walcott, who is expected to start tomorrow’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales. “I saw him in Italy. We had a laugh and a joke about it.

“He said he preferred me as a footballer rather than a writer and laughed it off.

“He was great but I never thought it was going to be a problem anyway.

“He has been great to me. There are no hard feelings.”

n Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran is set to feature in England Under-21s friendly with Israel at Oakwell tonight while Tottenham defender Adam Smith, who is currently on loan at MK Dons, is also in contention to play.