Villa trio hold the key, insists Barry
Monday, 12 October, 2009
Gareth Barry believes Heskey, Milner and Agbonlahor have big part to play.
Gareth Barry reckons his old club Aston Villa hold the key to England's final World Cup Qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday.
Barry, who left Villa Park for Manchester City in the summer, says he has been impressed with the recent performances of former team-mates Gabriel Agbonlahor, Emile Heskey and James Milner.
"If Gabby gets the chance in his first game at Wembley in front of the home fans for the full England team then that will only help him," said Barry. "He's hit the ground running, is scoring goals for Villa and he can go and show everyone what he can do.
"Emile has struck a great partnership with Wayne Rooney in this campaign. The way he plays for the team is second to none and everyone's thrived playing off him. He's a big part of the England team.
"And James has improved again this season and his confidence will again improve him. Playing on both sides can only help him so being versatile can only help when going to the World Cup."
Barry is hoping to start at Wembley on Wednesday night after sitting out the 1-0 defeat in Ukraine and the midfielder says the whole squad is determined to round off their qualifying campaign on a high.
He added: "The buzz is still in the camp and we'll be in front of our own fans so we want to get a good performance and celebrate in front of our home fans."
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