TERRY VENABLES'S plans for England really are quite admirable. It only looked otherwise in the feeble 0-0 draw against Uruguay. Venables has studied the global game and drawn conclusions from last year's World Cup finals. Given a freer role by Roy Evans, he roves from right to left and even plays in the hole behind Rush and Fowler. McManaman is one of the dwindling breed willing to take on defenders and his close control and pace represent the biggest threat to Bolton in Liverpool's approach play. A passer who also supports the man in possession well and links neatly with the other young players in the team, Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler.Steve McManamanAge 23. Position Winger.A throwback to the days of the emaciated winger, his image is deceptive.
Late developer, who was with Shrewsbury and Bury before Rioch, his former manager at Millwall, brought him to Burnden Park. Strong in the air, despite being only 5ft 9in, and a snaffler of half-chances. Main doubts are his temperament and whether he will have recovered from Scotland's arduous trip to Russia in midweek.. Jamie Redknapp Age 21. Position Midfield. Confident and self-assured, he has never been afraid to air his views with managers.
Energetic approach, a good counterpoint to the now quieter influence of John Barnes, has won him a place in the England squad Still developing, however Ball control can improve, along with goal-scoring. The only thing he could improve is his finish."John McGinlayAge 30. Position Striker.Top scorer with 17 this season, four in the Coca-Cola Cup; last season he equalled Nat Lofthouse's club record of 33. The bidding will start at £3m this summer.Jason McAteerAge 23 Position Midfield.Like Stubbs, a Liverpudlian. Began his career with non-League Marine and was transferred to Bolton for £500. They will expect more than 500 times that when they are ready to sell him.