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Saturday, 19 January 2008

McClaren backs Beckham

Speaking after a convention in Baltimore, McClaren declared that he believes that David Beckham deserves to get his 100th cap for England. This might strike some as odd as the reason that he doesn't have several caps more than his current 99 is largely due to the fact that McClaren dropped him after the last World Cup when Beckham stepped down as England captain.

McClaren was quick to suggest that injury was a major factor in Beckham only having 99 caps at this stage. The undeniable fact is that David Bentley of Blackburn is banging at the door of the England team having played his part in a couple of games, and Bentley's style is undeniably close to Beckhams. He displays the same peculiar foot movement when he strikes the ball with his right foot that Beckham does, is younger, fitter and is no stranger to controversy. Many have slated Bentley for withdrawing from the England under 21 squad to further his chances of playing for the senior team, but Capello will wipe the slate clean and has declared that his squad will be picked on merit alone.

If Bentley turns out to be half the player that Beckham has, it can only be good for a strong England squad in the future.

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