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Jagielka: Watch out JT and Rio

06 Sep 2010 13:44:29

Jagielka: Watch out JT and Rio

Phil Jagielka, the Everton centre-back, intends to put pressure on John Terry and Rio Ferdinand as he seeks to become a regular in Fabio Capello's England side. Jagielka, 28, started England's last two games and is expected to keep his place when the Three Lions take on Switzerland in a European Championship qualifier in Basle on Tuesday night. With Terry and Ferdinand absent due to injuries, Jagielka has told them they should not expect their place back in the Three Lions side as a matter of course. "It's always hard to displace players like JT and Rio, but I would like to think I can," he said. "If Rio and JT come back fit for the next squad and they are in form and they get picked, they are not bad players to be behind.  I'd like to put real pressure on them, that's what it's all about and I'm sure the manager wants that as well. "The manager has always said he wants to pick form players, so if I can keep playing international football and keep getting clean sheets then it cranks up the pressure a bit."


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