Team GB coach Pearce happy to call on Man City defender Richards

Great Britain coach Stuart says Manchester City defender Micah Richards deserves his Olympics selection.

Great Britain coach Stuart says Manchester City defender Micah Richards deserves his Olympics selection.

Pearce was relaxed about selecting a player in Richards, who snubbed the chance to be on standby for England's European Championship squad.

He said of the Manchester City defender: "Micah has been picked on form alone. He's had a fantastic season for the Premier League champions.

"He also gives me the option of playing at right-back or a central defensive role and any individuals who can offer me that in a squad of 18 is very helpful."

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