Bainsey had great news but it was tinged with a bit of sadness. It's great that the best left back in the country was in the England Euro 2012 squad, but Jags, just like Seamus, is only on standby.
Jags must be gutted, especially when you consider the likes of Jones, Cahill and Terry have been put in ahead of him. Keep your head up Jags
Bainsey said: "I'm away so I was waiting on maybe a call or a text from someone from the FA but in the end I got a text off Jags saying 'congratulations' and when I text him back he just told me that the squad had been announced and that I was in. That was how I found out."
"I suppose you can't help wondering, really. As I say, it's just nice for it to be settled now and be able to look forward rather than waiting on it.
"Jags will be disappointed. I suppose he's just clinging to that bit of hope now that he is involved and that there is a chance. It would have been nice for him to have been in the squad for definite but he's still in with a shout and hopefully he'll get to come.
"It's really tough. Centre-half is a strong area.
"It's never easy to get picked for your country but Jags has done that many times and when he's played he's always played well. I think our manager said recently he's one of, if not the best English centre-half in the country - and I don't think many people would disagree with that. So he's probably a bit unfortunate not to make the cut."