Kenny Jackett disagrees with Greg Dyke claims

Jackett disagrees with Dyke claims
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Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Kenny Jackett disagrees with Greg Dyke's claim that a lack of English players in the top flight is harming the national team.

Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Kenny Jackett has hit out at Greg Dyke's claim that a lack of English players in the Premier League is harming the national team.

The Football Association chairman believes that the reducing numbers of English players in the top flight is affecting the England side at all levels.

"I presume he [Dyke] is blaming the reduced numbers of English players at the top level on the high input from abroad," Jackett told the Express & Star.

"Look at the midfielders in their mid-30s now – [Paul] Scholes, [Steven] Gerrard, [Frank] Lampard and Michael Carrick. That's four outstanding individual players you could put up against anybody in the world.

"So the players have been there. And I think they are there. Have England done enough to capitalise on Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes and Carrick?"

England are preparing to take on Moldova in their World Cup qualifier this evening.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Deepdale on August 03, 2013
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