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Moyes: Leighton Baines for England

Everton boss David Moyes says his defender is good enough for the national team

Everton manager David Moyes is impressed by Leighton Baines

Everton boss David Moyes reckons defender Leighton Baines is good enough to play regularly for England.

Leighton scored a penalty as Everton beat Wolves 2-1 on Saturday - and that was just four days after playing for England in the 1-0 win over Sweden at Wembley.

"Baines plays like an international player now, I see it when he's playing," said Everton's manager.

But Leighton will face a tough task if he wants to be a regular choice for Fabio Capello's side - one of his rivals for the left-back position is Chelsea star Ashley Cole.

Key Points

  • Defender has been playing well this season
  • Scored a winning penalty against Wolves at the weekend
  • Played for England when they beat Sweden at Wembley