Scudamore keen on home-grown stars

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Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore hopes the ratio of home-grown players in the top flight can move closer to 50% in the future, but refused to put a timescale on when that might be achieved.

Only 38% of players who started in last weekend's Premier League programme were English-qualified, compared to almost double that figure in France and Spain.

Asked if the current statistics concerned him, Scudamore told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme: "In a way they do which is why we have put such an emphasis on the Elite Player Performance Plan."

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