The appointment of Parker was always flawed. He wasn't captain of West Ham and he isn't captain of Tottenham either - for a reason. He isn't captain material.
Yes Scotty is passionate, yes Scotty is committed, but no, Scotty aint bright - neither on nor off the field. And the responsibility is no good for him either. Parker needs no additional incentive to dive in to tackles nor to run around the pitch like a headless chicken. If he has a career as an England player it is in a strictly limited role: sitting and holding, not trying to lead from the front and charging all over the pitch in consequence - as he did in Claret and Blue.
Mind you, he might not even be fit. And if he can't make it, who steps in? Jordan Henderson. Worrying or what?