Pressure on Capello to recall Kirkland and end England's keeper crisis

17 October 2009 09:05
Fabio Capello is not a man who normally likes being told what to do, but he is being strongly canvassed to reconsider Wigan's Chris Kirkland to sort out his goalkeeping problem.

Kirkland, who faces Manchester City today, has been in outstanding form this season - certainly better than rivals Ben Foster, Robert Green and Paul Robinson.

But Capello has not picked him since Kirkland asked not to be selected a year ago because of injury concerns.

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FA development chief and former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence rates Kirkland as the best No 1 in England, alongside David James.

And his club manager, Roberto Martinez, said: 'He has no problems now. I believe he will go to the World Cup. He has no weaknesses.'

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