Robinson backed for England recall

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David Dunn believes his Blackburn team-mate Paul Robinson deserves an England recall and will be "in with a real shout" of a World Cup spot if he maintains his current form.

Robinson was England's number one under Sven-Goran Eriksson and the early part of the Steve McClaren era. But he lost his place and current England head coach Fabio Capello has preferred David James and, during his absence through injury, Robert Green between the posts during his two year reign.

But Dunn feels Robinson deserves another chance to show his quality at international level, saying: "Robbo has been in excellent form and I think he deserves an England recall. If you look around, there are not many better English keepers out there than him."

He added: "I am sure if he keeps doing what he is doing for Blackburn over the next five months, then he will be in with a real shout for the World Cup.

"He has got 40-odd England caps and he is a top keeper."

Dunn is preparing for Tuesday's home Carling Cup semi-final clash with Aston Villa and has vowed to step forward if Rovers win another penalty despite having one saved against the midlands club in Saturday's FA Cup clash.

He said: "Everyone misses penalties. I am sure it is water off a duck's back. It won't bother me too much in terms of when the next one comes along.

"The next time I'll want to take it again if we get one. Funnily enough, I actually scored a penalty when we beat Villa at Ewood Park earlier in the season."

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