England U21 boss Stuart Pearce has likened Manchester City defender Micah Richards to Chelsea captain John Terry.

"He's just gaining in experience and stature. Everything about him is looking like he's going to be a top-quality international player," said Pearce. "Added to that is the fact he has a mentality that he wants to get hit by the ball and stop it going in the net, like John Terry.

"There are not too many defenders who can give (Carlos) Tevez three or four yards head start and still recover."