England coach Fabio Capello will be in Naples to see Manchester City fullback Micah Richards in Champions League action against Napoli.

Richards was distraught to be left out of Capello's last squad and faces an uphill struggle to make it to Poland and Ukraine next summer, says the Daily Mail.

But it is understood the England boss will be at Stadio San Paolo as City face Napoli in what is essentially a high-pressure knockout game for qualification from Champions League Group A.

The England coach believes the game will mimic what his players will face next summer and hopes to see Richards go some way to banish the doubts he has about the 23-year-old's ability to concentrate in big matches.