IT WAS a frustrating night in Warsaw for Phil Jagielka – but it promises to be a momentous day.
The Everton defender was hoping to build on his hopes of becoming John Terry’s long-term replacement for England – while also playing for the first time in the land of his ancestors.
The weather put paid to that, but Jagielka will take his place in England’s line-up for the rearranged game today.
His grandparents are Polish and the World Cup qualifier will be the first time the 30-year-old has ever played in the country, despite staying there with the England squad last summer in the Euro Finals.
And the former Sheffield United player admitted an interesting game was in store for those members of his family watching from the sidelines.
He said: “My grandparents on my dad’s side were from Poland.
“They came over to England via Africa during the War and settled here, so it will be interesting.