Ashton for England, part II

Pards: Dean can play Roo role
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."


  1. Anonymous6:22 AM

    SO far, Pards has named Reo-Coker, Konchesky, Mullins, Anton Ferdinand, Etherington and now Ashton as possibilities for the WC squad. It's getting ridiculous really and no one's gonna take him seriously if this keeps up.

    Harewood must feel left out though :p


  2. Anonymous7:08 AM

    Who knows, he might want the England post.