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Jan 16, 2012

Rodgers tips Swansea trio for England

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers believes goalscorers Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer and Danny Graham have given England boss Fabio Capello plenty to mull over with their performances in the stunning 3-2 win over Arsenal.

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In the build-up to the Liberty Stadium clash Rodgers had called on Capello to pay a visit to south Wales to cast his eye over the trio, and appreciate Swansea's possession style, which places a high demand on a player's technical ability.

And the Italian could not have chosen a more opportune moment to follow Rodgers' advice as he witnessed an enthralling end-to-end encounter, which saw Swansea take on Arsenal at their own game and succeed with goals from the attacking triumvirate.

''He (Capello) would have been surprised at the level they played at,'' Rodgers said. ''The front three were a massive threat all afternoon. Nathan scored a terrific goal and it was a wonderful finish from Danny Graham, and I'm sure it gave him something to think about.

''The advantage we have is that our players play a style that if they stepped up to international level it would be no surprise to them. Players at unfashionable clubs are questioned technically, but they have proved they can play at that level.''

Rodgers also confirmed that England Under-21 international Josh McEachran will join up with the club on Monday, with an agreement already reached for the 18-year-old to move on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.


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