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Ex-Arsenal defender Keown: Norwich striker Holt deserves England chance

Former Arsenal and England defender Martin Keown says Norwich City skipper Grant Holt deserves an England chance.

Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "He's not all blood and thunder, either - there is a level of intelligence and he uses his body very well like Alan Shearer or Didier Drogba.

"Norwich play to his strengths and are always looking to get the ball to him. He does for them what Drogba does for Chelsea. The midfielders know he is going to hold on to the ball so they make runs beyond him. He's actually got a turn of pace and can run the channels and put crosses in.

"England are fairly thin on the ground up front so I would be willing to gamble on him."

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