Mullery - who made 35 appearances for the national team - believes Wright-Phillips, who scored in Saturday´s 3-0 victory over Israel, can now cement his place in the England team ahead of former skipper Beckham, currently sidelined with a knee problem.
"If Shaun Wright-Phillips plays like that on Wednesday [against Russia], then definitely. He gives you something different and has also looked extremely sharp playing for Chelsea this season," Mullery told BBC Radio Five Live.
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