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Everton boss Moyes unhappy with England snub for Baines

Everton boss David Moyes says Leighton Baines is being treated poorly by England.

Moyes admits Baines is paying the price for ­suggesting he would have been homesick in South Africa with the England squad.

Moyes said: "I think Bainesy's form merits a recall ­because he's as good as any left-back in the country.

"Whatever the ­management's reasons for not picking him, it can't be because of his form. He's creative, ­joining in and looking more mature in his play.

"But when he said he'd get homesick, he said the wrong thing. He knows he ­probably let himself down. He should have been more ­positive."

Baines was left out of Capello's World Cup squad and hasn't ­featured since, but his recent form and the ­absence of Ashley Cole might have led to ­another opportunity.

Instead Capello went with Arsenal reserve Kieran Gibbs, and later Aston Villa's Stephen ­Warnock against France. Moyes said: "We thought this was the squad he could be fed back into, to see if there was any change."

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