Midlands latest: Cambiasso already earning teammate's praise; Stoke star comments on record

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Drinkwater hails Cambiasso additions

Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater has hailed the club’s new singing Esteban Cambiasso.

The Argentine international joined Leicester in one of the most surprising deals of the summer and Drinkwater clearly has been impressed by the new recruit.

Cambiasso may provide the former Manchester United midfielder with more competition, but he seems to have welcomed a high-profile star like the Inter Milan hero to the club.

"He is a legend,” Drinkwater said. "It is a great signing by the club, his record speaks for itself and he seems more than willing to help us.

"I am over the moon he has come to the club and, hopefully, he can help me a lot.”

Fabian Delph on England

Fabian Delph says that he is hoping to be involved in England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at the weekend, after making his debut last night.

Delph put in an impressive performances after coming off the bench in the 71st minute in England's 1-0 friendly victory over Norway last night and he is now hoping to have forced his regular contention. 

"I’m here for my first time," Delph said after the match. "I’m just looking to work hard. If given the chance [against Switzerland], then great."

Asmir Begovic sets world record

Asmir Begovic has been inducted into the Guinness Book of Records for scoring the longest goal ever in a competitive match.

The goalkeeper is being honoured for his strike against Southampton last year, where he scored from over 90 metres out, and Begovic admits he didn’t expect to receive such a record.

"I feel amazing to be honoured in this way and as a goalkeeper I didn't expect this to happen, not for this type of record anyway. I will take it though, and enjoy it,” he said.

"I really do appreciate this award, and the certificate will certainly take pride of place on the wall at home."

Irvine will be great for Berahino, says Southgate.

England under 21 manager Gareth Southgate says that Alan Irvine will be great for Saido Berahino’s development.

Irvine was appointed as Baggies boss this summer and Southgate believes he can continue to develop Berahino – who had an excellent breakthrough season last year.

“He’s [Berahino] progressing well and I’m sure with Alan he has a coach he will really relate to and work well with,” Southgate said. “Alan has a great manner and I think it will be good for Saido.”

Jackett receives nomination

Kenny Jackett has received recognition in the shape of a nomination for the August Manager of the Month award, after Wolverhampton Wanderers’ fine start in the Championship.

The newly promoted side are competing in the upper echelons of the early division and Jackett has been rightfully rewarded for the start.

He joins Neil Adams, Stuart Pearce and Ian Holloway on the list of potential winners.

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