Roque Santa Cruz is backing Blackburn Rovers teammate David Bentley to takeover David Beckham's place on the right-side of England's midfield.

The Paraguay striker told the Sunday Times: "He has the quality.

"All he needs to do is to find his niche and fit into the team. If he has the confidence to do at international level what he does for us, then I'm sure he'll get a lot of games for England. He has the talent, you can see it in every game he plays here. He just needs to be told, 'You are the guy', and in England it's that's hard because you have so many good players."