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Leighton Baines deserves England key role

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Leighton Baines has recently been able to express himself at Everton under the previous support of David Moyes and now current manager Roberto Martinez.

With a left foot like Baines', he can score a free-kick from anywhere and let's not forget about his defensive abilities. The 28-year-old is giving Ashley Cole a run for his money for that England left-back position.

Baines started his career at Wigan in 2002 and completed 145 appearances in five seasons and was a regular in the side, when the Lactics surprised everyone and achieved promotion to the Premier League in the 2004/05 season.

Moving to Everton, Baines struggled in his first season at Goodison Park with competition to play and injury causing him to struggle for game time.

Baines established his ability in the 2010/11 season where he played every minute of Everton's Premier League games showing how much he had learnt in the three years at the club. He also won the award of clubs Player of the Season, which was won because of attacking and defensive abilities being the defender with the most assists in the league. 

At the start of this season Baines had been closely monitored by Manchester United and many thought he would join Marouane Fellaini at the champions, however this was not the case.

At the age of 28 now he is at the peak of his career and with Ashley Cole maybe not as quick as he used to be, Baines has the ability to affect the game in both an attacking and defensive instance.

He is now a key player at Everton and surely has the ability to propel himself into the side before the Brazil World cup. There is no better way than to express himself on the big stage in must win fixtures for the Three Lions against Montenegro and Poland.  

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