Reading boss Steve Coppell has told Nicky Shorey he can fulfill his England ambitions as a Royals player.

"He got his first cap playing for Reading and has just got his second playing for Reading," Coppell told the Daily Express. "We had 10 players away on international duty so it doesn't seem to be a drawback.

"He did some terrific things that weren't appreciated so much by the commentators.

"I don't believe Steve McClaren [England manager] would have any problems playing him in the qualifying games."