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Melbourne Heart skipper Kewell: I've urged young England players to come to Australia

Harry Kewell has revealed that he has spoken to promising players in England about spending time in the A-League to help develop their careers.

The Melbourne Heart captain, formerly of Leeds United and Liverpool, believes it would be a great idea for young Englishmen to test their wares in Australia's top flight rather than go on loan to clubs outside the Premier League.

"I've actually spoken to a few English U-21 players that I know and told them to come out here," he said in an interview FourFourTwo magazine.

"They're not playing and in Championship or League One clubs and I'm saying, come out here just for a year and get your confidence up and energy levels back."

Kewell added: "And you're still in the shop window because the A-League is shown in Europe and Asia.

"So it's not as if no-one's watching the league. People are watching now... it's on Sky Sports back in England so if people want to track you, they'll track you."

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