Neil Warnock: Martin Kelly is good enough to play for England

The Crystal Palace boss feels the former Liverpool defender can easily challenge Calum Chambers for a place at right-back.

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock believes Martin Kelly is good enough to play for England.

The right-back, brought to Selhurst Park from Liverpool this summer, has settled well to life in south London.

And Warnock thinks Kelly is good enough to play at right-back for the Three Lions.

"I don't see many better right-backs in the country than Martin if I'm honest," Warnock told reporters.

"I think when you at the international scene I think Martin was good enough to play last week at right-back.

"I think Martin can fit in. I think he fitted in as if he'd been there all the time at right-sided centre-half and it's great to have players like that. Wherever I play him I think he'll have a decent game."

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has filled the right-back slot for England in their last two Euro 2016 qualifiers and Warnock's implication is that Palace defender Kelly can challenge the 19-year-old for the position.

Chambers has made a strong start to his time with the Gunners but has been booked in each of his five Premier League starts so far.

Kelly, meanwhile, spent seven years at Liverpool but has also started well at Crystal Palace.

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