11 Jan 2009

Beckham named as a sub for first Milan game

6:54 am on 11 January 2009

On-loan AC Milan midfielder David Beckham will be a substitute for his first Serie A football game at AS Roma tomorrow.

The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder, who is spending two months at Milan to stay in the England reckoning, has not played a competitive game since the end of the U.S. regular season in October.

Beckham played the first half of the 1-1 friendly draw with Hamburg in Dubai early last week.

Third-placed Milan are returning to Serie A action after a three-week midseason break.