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Carra wants second chance

01 Jun 2006 - 08:46:13

Jamie Carragher is hoping to get a second chance in the midfield holding role when England take on Jamaica at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Liverpool defender was a surprise choice in the role for the friendly against Hungary on Tuesday, but acquitted himself well before an injury to Gary Neville saw him switched to right-back at half-time.

Owen Hargreaves and Michael Carrick are also hoping to make the midfield anchor position their own for the World Cup, so Carragher knows it is important for him to get another chance to prove himself in England's final pre-tournament friendly.

"I would love to play there on Saturday," said the 28-year-old.

"I enjoy that type of role. It is a good position to play because you get on the ball a lot more and you are always involved.

"I was a bit disappointed I didn't get the chance to play the full 90 minutes.

"It would have been nice to have at least another 20 or 30 minutes in there to get used to the role, but Gary Neville is one of our top players and the manager needed to look after him.

"Now, it is up to Sven what he wants to do. If I get the chance to play there again, then great, but he also has to try things before the World Cup."


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