Capello plans gradual England introduction for Man Utd pair Jones, Cleverley

England coach Fabio Capello has plans to introduce Manchester United pair Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones to international football.

The pair were in last week's squad but never made their England debuts.

For friendlies against Spain and Holland – if England qualify by gaining a point in Montenegro next month – he will blood young players not saddled with the baggage of the ­disastrous World Cup.

“It’s impossible to say ­whether I can put things right for the Montenegro match,” he said. “This has happened ­before in my career. It’s my job. But I know that Jones and Cleverley will ­feature in the next friendlies.

“They are really young, but they will play, as will Jack Wilshere.

“I remember with Wilshere, when he started the season, he wasn’t OK. The next game – great.

“It will be an important chance for these players.”

 

It's the home stretch! 24/7 click for the best coverage of Manchester United's final transfer market moves

Have your say

Related Images