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McLeish talks up Blues defensive duo

24 Nov 2010 - 09:52:49

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has backed central defensive pair Roger Johnson and Scott Dann as possible future England internationals.

The duo have been earning rave reviews for their recent performances for the Blues, with McLeish happy to have two such reliable stoppers.

He told the Birmingham Mail: "I think we are a bit unfashionable as a club and that is probably a factor in why they have been ignored.

"But the two boys have been absolutely magnificent. Roger, at the age of 27, is a wee bit ahead of Scott in terms of his experience.

"Scott is turning heads with his performances because he is young, 22, and there is potential there.

"I think Roger deserves to at least have a shout of competing with the other ten or however many guys it is who are being touted for England.

"It's about time I flew the flag for him as he's as good, if not better, than any of them.

"I would never tell a manager who to pick, but I am just backing our boy and he deserves at least a mention."


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