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West Ham great Brooking backs England U21 boss Pearce for Olympics job

West Ham United and England legend Sir Trevor Brooking believes current England U21 international Stuart Pearce would be a good choice for the Great Britain Olympic job.

The 2012 GB team is likely to consist mostly of English players after the refusal of the associations of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland to commit and Brooking says Pearce, who is preparing his side for the U21 European Championships in Denmark (which kicks off tomorrow), is the perfect candidate for the role.

"I would like to support Stuart for the Olympics job because he knows all the players well," Brooking told Press Association Sport.

"Having been there over the last four years he would be ideally placed to get the best out of that group.

"He is respected by all the lads in the squad.

"They seemed very relaxed around him at the training camp last week.

"It's something I think we'll look at when he gets back from this tournament."

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