Capello ready to experiment

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Fabio Capello will use the next six months to experiment with potential England stars of the future, after seeing the current crop put qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa firmly on course.

Capello has up to three friendlies - against Germany, Slovakia and possible Spain - to look at rising talent before England resume their qualification campaign against Ukraine at Wembley on April 1.

And Capello said: "I did a lot of experimenting in the friendly matches. That is what they are for. I experimented to decide the best XI, to decide the squad, everything."

He made the most of the five non-competitive games he had at his disposal, after replacing Steve McClaren, in terms of trying out different formations and line-ups before the World Cup programme got under way.

Now the Italian will look to go down the same route, as England sit at the top of their qualification group, with a maximum 12 points from the opening four games after their 3-1 victory against Belarus last night.

He added: "In the next three games I will experiment again - against Germany, against Spain, whoever.

"I need players with confidence, players that play more games with the seniors - and for this reason, in the next games we will definitely experiment.

"I know a lot of players. I know all the English players, and some are injured now, and some can maybe be involved in the next couple of games.

"Before the next game versus Germany, I will try to find some new players."

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