Last updated : 22 June 2004 By editor

McClaren tells the M.E.N. that England are better prepared for this tournament than the last World Cup because Gary Neville is in the squad.

"We are better-equipped and there are many reasons why, but one of them is Gary Neville. We missed him in Japan.

"He is not only a great player on the field, he also provides great leadership out there. He is a great communicator, and off the field he is very influential around the team. "His experience of playing at the top level is invaluable to this kind of situation in a tournament.

"He is certainly capable of going on to win 100 caps for England. He is still young enough, and still fit enough."