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Lennon tipped for England call

06 March 2009 03:12
Harry Redknapp believes Fabio Capello is in an enviable position with Aaron Lennon and Theo Walcott at his disposal. Both youngsters were surprise inclusions in Sven Goran Eriksson's World Cup squad in 2006 but Walcott has gone on to establish himself as new England manager Capello's preferred option on the right wing. Lennon has not played for England under Capello but Redknapp feels that could be about to change. The 21-year-old turned in a lively performance as Tottenham lost to Manchester United in the Carling Cup final on Sunday and then scored two goals in the midweek Premier League victory over Middlesbrough. Capello attended both matches and Redknapp believes he could decide to recall Lennon for England's friendly with Slovakia later this month. "He was at Wembley last Sunday and he was there again on Wednesday and I am sure he will have been impressed by Aaron," Redknapp told Sky Sports News. "Aaron was in the World Cup squad in 2006 and at that time it looked like he would go on, but then suddenly Theo Walcott gets in front of him." Redknapp thinks it is essential for any good team, either at club level or on the international stage, to have players like Lennon or Walcott who can provide a different sort of threat. He continued: "It's great to have people with that type of ability, who can beat people. It sets defenders back. "Man United have had it down the years, with (Ryan) Giggs and (Cristiano) Ronaldo on the wings. Chelsea had it with (Arjen) Robben and Joe Cole. "You need that type of player and England, with Walcott and Aaron Lennon, have got two people down the right hand side who can do that."

Source: SKY_Sports