Blackburn skipper Nelsen: Dunn like Xavi, Iniesta

Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen says David Dunn deserves an England recall.

Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen says David Dunn deserves an England recall.

The Rovers favourite, 29, is making a late bid for Three Lions boss Capello's World Cup squad with six goals already this term.

Nelsen compares Dunn's style to Barca pair Xavi and Andres Iniesta who out-passed Manchester United to win the Champions League in May.

He said: "I wasn't joking when I said Dunn should play for England.

"When he is on the field there is no better player to watch. He is such a fantastic passer of the ball he almost seems Spanish, like a Xavi or an Iniesta.

"Technically he is very good but at the same time he still has that English mentality never to give up."

Dunn has one England cap, won back in 2002.

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