Blackburn goalkeeper Brad Friedel believes winger David Bentley deserves to be part of Fabio Capello´s first England squad for the friendly international with Switzerland in ten days time.

Capello watched Bentley - and Aston Villa winger Ashley Young - produce some of the few moments of quality in Saturday´s 1-1 draw in a Barclays Premier League encounter at Villa Park.

Friedel said: "Bentley should be in the England squad next week. He is a tremendous player. He has a lot of energy both on and off the pitch and is very good for the changing room as well."

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