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Blackburn boss Hughes delighted for Bentley

Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes is delighted with David Bentley's call-up to the England squad.

There were fears Bentley could be frozen out after he controversially elected to withdraw from the summer squad for the European under-21 Championships because he said he was too tired.

But Hughes insisted: "We have drawn a line under it and there is no real issue between me and Steve [McClaren]. I was delighted when he rang me this morning to tell me David was in the squad.

"He scored a brilliant goal for us on Thursday night but I would suggest it is his form over a sustained period of time which has probably swayed it. This is David's reward for a lot of hard work."

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