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Leicester defender Maguire: Only a couple of years ago I was worried about Madine...

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is proud to be now an England player.

On Friday, Leicester's £17m centre-back is set to pick up his fourth England cap in the World Cup warm-up against Holland.

The former Sheffield United stopper said: “When I was playing in League One I used to analyse my opponents a lot.

“Every week, I used to think, 'I have got another big test here'. I can remember playing against Gary Madine when he was at Sheffield Wednesday and I was at Sheffield United.

“He was always a big handful – a good player. Then I thought he was a top player and he was going to be hard to mark.

“But then, I have progressed up the leagues and you come up against players who have played at the top level for years. Now it is Holland and Italy – it doesn't get any easier."

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