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England players blank McClaren lobbying

England's players won't beg to the FA to save Steve McClaren's job.

The Three Lions boss goes into the Euro 2008 deciders with the axe hanging over his head.

But striker Michael Owen admits none of the squad have even talked about lobbying the FA to stick with Mac.

Owen said: "I've never experienced a group of players going to the chairman and asking to keep the manager or anything like that. It's hypothetical and no player has said to me that there will be a delegation about this."

There were suggestions skipper John Terry would lead a group of senior players in a campaign to support McClaren.

But midfielder Steven Gerrard said: "There has been no players' meeting up to now or anything discussed about that.

"Obviously, it's not in the players' hands what happens to the manager.

"Sometimes you are left with no choice - it's out of the players' control. It's the same with England."

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