England U21 boss Pearce backs foreign limits

Stuart Pearce has added his voice to the calls for quotas on foreign players in the Premier League.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Steve Coppell are both in support a proposal from Fifa president Sepp Blatter that, if implemented, would mean a set number of homegrown players would have to play in each Premier League team.

England Under 21s manager Pearce said.

"The bottom line is there are not enough English players playing at the highest level, there's no doubt about that," he said in the Daily Mail.

"On any given Saturday I'd prefer to look at the fixtures in the Premier League and the Championship and have three or four players in each team to go and view.

"But that's not the case. At the start of the season I probably had only 50 per cent of the players in my Under 21 squad playing in their first team.

"Personally, I'd like to see quotas. It would be a good thing for the English game, that's for sure.

"But I'm not sure it will ever be pushed through."

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