The Players To Take England Out Of Mediocrity By 2012


Mediocrity, well, that’s England, and here we look at the Arsenal, Liverpool and basically English prospects that can break into the squad by the EURO 2012s

Marc Albrighton, Aston Villa

Marc Albrighton is a player who has broken into the first-team ranks this year. After a strong pre-season he made his Premier League debut for Aston Villa in the 3-0 win over West Ham.

The 21-year-old is has fantastic pace, a great eye for a cross and an amazing ball crossing delivery, giving him all the attributes of a classic winger.

He has also shown a good sharpness in front of goal, scoring six times for Villa this year. With a full first senior season under his belt the former West Brom trainee could make even more of an impact next term and push himself into Fabio Capello’s thoughts.

Martin Kelly, Liverpool FC

Naturally being a Liverpool fan, I had to include him. His performances are that great that he has forced Glen Johnson to move to his unaccustomed left-back position. Pity he had the hamstring problem from recently though.

He has had an excellent breakthrough year, and has especially been given more game time by manager Kenny Dalglish, can also play at center-back, where he plays for the England U-21s.

Alex Chamberlain, Southampton

Another brilliant out-and-out winger, with good delivery and sharpness in front of the goal, touted by the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

But of course his inexperience in playing big games will work against him, being that he still hasn’t played full Premier League football, along with the all-important European Football experience.

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