Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes believes David Bentley deserves a place in Fabio Capello's England starting XI.

Hughes, whose side entertain Everton today, said: "We hope David will nail down his England place. He has worked hard to get in the squad and it would seem there is an opportunity on the right- hand side.

"I have always felt his style of play and ability on the ball lends itself to international football.

"It could help that Fabio is an Italian and David is his type of player."