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Everton legend Lineker backing Stones for World Cup

England legend Gary Lineker says Everton defender John Stones should go to the World Cup.

Stones has impressed since breaking into Everton's first team this season, after his £3million move from Barnsley last year.

"The one I might take a chance on, because we are so short in central defence, is Stones," said Lineker, a former Everton striker.

"I really like him. He has got a lot about him. Sometimes central defenders need a little bit more experience than other positions because of the extra discipline and the nature of that role. But is he worth a gamble? Well, if Phil Jones doesn't make it - what else have we got?"

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