David Lloyd backs Ashley Giles for England coach

Ashley Giles of England talks during a press conference ahead of the third NatWest One Day International Series match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on September 10, 2013
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Former England player David Lloyd says that Ashley Giles stands a good chance of becoming the full-time head coach.

Former England coach and batsman David Lloyd has claimed that limited-overs coach Ashley Giles stands a good chance of being given the full-time head coach job to replace Andy Flower.

Lloyd said that despite England having struggled in one-day internationals and Twenty20s under Giles, a combination of the former spinner, Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood could be good for the national team.

"Giles has every chance of getting it but what's happened recently hasn't done him any favours - the team haven't done him any favours," Sky Sports News quotes Lloyd as saying. "I've done this job and you need the players.

"He's got competition, he really has, but Giles, Collingwood and Thorpe is a good mix and everyone is waiting to see [if it transpires]."

England have won just five of 18 limited-overs matches this year.

Michael Carberry of Australia bats during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013
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