Pennant backs Stoke defender for England recall

Pennant is hopeful that England boss Fabio Capello will have another look at the former Manchester United defender.

He told The Sentinel: “Ryan is young, English and a great defender. He has done well for the last three or four years now.

“Sometimes England need to look at ‘lower’ teams rather than just the big boys. England haven’t done well in recent competitions, so maybe it’s time to change things.”