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England hopes for Penistone defender

By Doug O'Kane, Sports Editor Tuesday 13th May 2014

GARY Lineker has tipped Penistone-born Everton defender John Stones for England's World Cup squad.

The former England captain said the 19-year-old who came through the academy ranks at Barnsley FC, is 'worthy of a gamble' amid injury concerns over Manchester United's Phil Jones.

"I really like him and he has got a lot about him," said Lineker.

"Sometimes central defenders need a little bit more experience than players in other positions because of the extra discipline and the nature of that particular role.

"But is he worth a gamble? Well, if Roy loses another one - if Jones doesn't make it for example - then what else have we got?"

Stones, 19, played for Barnsley last season before a £3m move to Goodison Park last January.

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