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Brooking: Arsenal youngster Wilshere highlights England weakness

England technical chief Trevor Brooking feels the emergence of Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere is proof why the development of English players needs to change.

Brooking believes reform is vital if English football is to develop more players of Wilshere's quality.

"Before the tournament we said the challenge would be to score goals. Creativity and subtlety in the final third is probably something neglected in all the age groups," said Brooking.

"That is something we have to transform in academies. One of the key areas is playing in between opposing players, looking forward or diagonally.

"Seeing the pass, let alone delivering the pass, is the other issue and that is where we've revamped all the age groups.

"Against Ukraine, in the first 15 minutes there were many opportunities to knock it between people but we tend to play safe. It highlights the issue.

"Jack does epitomise what we're talking about - but we shouldn't be looking at one Jack. We should have more than that."

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