Blackpool boss Holloway: I would stick with Green

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says Fabio Capello should stick with West Ham United's Robert Green in the England goal.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says Fabio Capello should stick with West Ham United's Robert Green in the England goal.

In his column for the Independent on Sunday, Holloway opined: "Two things; a draw against the USA isn't a disaster and I'd pick Robert Green next game. Yes it was a bad mistake, a mistake he's probably never even made on the training ground before, but what you look at as a manager is how a player responds after an error.

"Green remained strong. He showed good character and made a terrific stop to keep us in it.

"I had a similar thing with a young kid at Blackpool last summer called Mark Halstead. He made a mistake in a pre-season friendly with Everton. But he responded by making some terrific stops and helped us win the game. That's what you want and it's why a keeper shouldn't be buried after one mistake. So I'd pick him next match but – and here's a key thing – I'd tell him early I was going to keep him."

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