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Pearce backing England calls for Cleverley, Chelsea's Sturridge

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley and Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge are being tipped for England selection by Team GB coach Stuart Pearce.

Having expanded their international experience by taking on central roles in Great Britain's Olympic campaign, Pearce believes the pair are ready to make the step up on a more permanent basis.

"I certainly think they'll be around the squad," said Pearce.

"With the way Tom Cleverley can handle the ball and Daniel Sturridge's eye for goal, they are two individuals who can be in and around the senior England team.

"They have both benefited from this tournament and they will go back to Manchester United and Chelsea with something to prove."

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