Reading manager Steve Coppell insists it is time the Premier League started to "protect its own identity" by limiting the amount of foreign players in each squad.

Coppell has suggested introducing a system where each top flight side must include at least one Englishman in their matchday squad.

"I still maintain that we play in the ´English´ Premier League, it´s nothing to do with any kind of racism," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

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