Dean Ashton could yet have a chance of gatecrashing England's World Cup squad because he can operate in a similar role to Wayne Rooney, according to West Ham manager Alan Pardew...
"The advantage he has got on other strikers is he can play in a deep role and link things in.
"Look outside of Wayne Rooney, if he got injured, who would do that role?
"Dean could do it well. He's only just doing that role here but he's been terrific."
Pards: Dean can play Roo role
posted by Jeremy Spitzberg on Wednesday, March 08, 2006