Weston boss set to lead England football team

Craig Laird.

Craig Laird. - Credit: Archant

WESTON manager Craig Laird is set to take charge of the England team this week.

However Roy Hodgson need not worry because Laird, a proud Scotsman, has been asked to help with preparations for the England C team – an international side made up of non-league players

Laird said it was an ‘honour and a privilege for myself and the club’ as he will select an England FA representative side to take on a Devon FA side, as part of the county’s 125-year anniversary celebration.

Weston’s involvement will not just be limited to the manager, with Laird planning to use several of his own players at Newton Abbott’s Coach Road ground on Wednesday.

England C manager Paul Fairclough will use the match to look at players from the South West who are eligible for next month’s friendly against the Czech Republic and the forthcoming international challenge trophy.

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Laird said: “There is no reason why some of our boys cannot go on to represent the full England C side. They are certainly good enough.

“International recognition is the pinnacle of anyone’s career and my lads are no different.”

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