England World Cup squad: what is James Milner's best position?

21 May 2010 12:00
Milner's versatility means he can play anywhere across the midfield four, and could even fill in at full-back if necessary. [LNB]England's supporters have voted in their thousands using Telegraph Sport's England World Cup squad selector and according to the masses Milner is most likely to operate in a left midfield role, with Steven Gerrard playing off Wayne Rooney up top. [LNB]England fans' starting XI: [LNB]Goalkeeper: David JamesDefence: Glen Johnson, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley ColeMidfield: Aaron Lennon, Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, James MilnerForwards: Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney [LNB]But is this Milner's best position? His excellent Premier League form for Aston Villa - which saw him supply 12 assists and 47 successful open play crosses - was through the middle and playing on the left could see him stifled. [LNB]If Gareth Barry fails to recover from a sprained ankle in time, Milner could yet return to the middle of the park, albeit in a deeper position than normal to allow Frank Lampard to roam further up the park. [LNB]Are England getting the best out of Milner at left midfield? Where should he play? [LNB]Get involved by making a comment below or using the England World Cup squad selector... [LNB]

Source: Telegraph