First coach backs Villa's Barry for England success

The man who discovered Gareth Barry says the Aston Villa captain can be an England regular.

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Les Rogers, who coached Barry at Brighton before he joined Aston Villa at 16, is convinced his protege can become an England regular.

Rogers said: "Even at a very young age he stood out because he had such a fantastic left foot.

"When he was a young lad at Brighton he played in every position possible, he was just a natural footballer. He phoned me before the Israel game and told me he thought he would get a chance.

"I'm so proud he has taken the opportunity with both hands."

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