Bolton's Muamba backing Pearce for England job

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba feels Stuart Pearce deserves to be considered for the England job.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba feels Stuart Pearce deserves to be considered for the England job.

Although Harry Redknapp is the red hot favourite to be installed ahead of this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine, Muamba hopes the former Nottingham Forest full-back remains in contention.

“He knows what he is doing,” he told the Bolton News. “I haven’t been involved with the senior team whatsoever but I think Mr Pearce has always given everyone a fair chance. Hopefully everyone that wants to be a part of the team will get fair recognition.

“The main thing is that it’s an exciting era for the England team. It’s a young team, both in the Under-21s and in the seniors, and if anybody gets a chance then I’d hope they cherish it.

“The most important thing for me is to continue being consistent for Bolton and then the rest will take care of itself.”

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