Former QPR star Martin Allen is backing Southampton captain Adam Lallana to make England's World Cup.

Allen wrote in the Daily Mail: "It looks like he believes he's good enough and it looks like he believes he should be going. This mental hurdle is the most significant thing to overcome when you get to the top level.

"The England cricket team have looked inferior in recent weeks and have been verbally beaten with barbed comments from Australia that have weakened their squad and dissolved self-belief.

"They fought to take the Ashes back from us. Lallana is fighting for his place, with that Aussie spirit."

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