Football: Sweeper lure for Redknapp

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The Independent Online
JAMIE REDKNAPP is hoping for another crack in the sweeper's role, despite his testing baptism for England in the Under-21 international against Switzerland in Aarau on Tuesday night.

The Liverpool midfielder, deployed in the position for the first time in his career as an experiment by Glenn Hoddle, the England coach, was only a qualified success as the Swiss earned a comfortable 2-0 win.

Redknapp said: "There's been a lot of pressure on me to have a go in the role and do well. If the result had been better, it would have reflected better on me. But it was my first time and I'd really like to have another go at it. You must concentrate on what you're doing, and if you lose the ball in that position it can be costly."

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