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Brooking: Man Utd's Jones will get England centre-half chance

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is set to get a chance at centre-half for England.

England technical chief Sir Trevor Brooking admits Jones will get his chance in friendly action.

Brooking told BBC Radio: "At the time, everyone assumed it was case closed. But you look at Phil [Jagielka] and Gary [Cahill], they have been the pairing for the last half a dozen games. Probably one player who has still to come back in is Phil Jones at Manchester United.

"I can remember him and Chris Smalling being outstanding [in the centre of defence] in the under-21 tournament a few years ago but both those two have suffered injuries.

"But I think they will probably get their chance in the next two or three get-togethers in central defence, to see if they can really make a bid to be one of those starting two. Probably they would get the first opportunity."

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