Gary Lineker makes bold statement on Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne

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Did former Crystal Palace and current Southampton star Nathaniel Clyne win England's right-back spot?

Nathaniel Clyne impressed for England against Scotland, making his case to hold down the right-back position.

Match of the Day host and former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker believes Clyne has done enough to persuade him, that he should play there permanently for the Three Lions.

Lineker made his comment via Twitter with the 3-1 win over the Scots coming to a close.

Clyne was making his second start in succession following his display in the qualifier against Slovenia on Saturday.

He was able to continue his impressive displays with Southampton, in which he has been a key part of the defence which has only conceded five goals all season in the Premier League.

The defender completed 81 per cent of his passes, and made six tackles, while the rest of the defence attempted three combined.

It's safe to say Clyne has beaten out previously established right-back Glen Johnson for the position, and his competition will come from former teammate Calum Chambers and Kyle Walker, who has been missing in recent months through injury. 

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