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Euro 2016 - The SP From SP

10 June 2016

It's Town defender Shaun Pearson's turn to give his Euro predictions.

Who do you fancy for the Euros in France (winning it)?

Shaun: England. Never normally confident about our chances in major tournaments, but like the fact we have an exciting attacking side and don't believe the usual suspects are as strong as normal which will give us a great chance. 

Who might be a surprise package?

Shaun: Albania are who I think will be the surprise package. Andi Thanoj told me 4 years ago that they will qualify for a major tournament in the near future and they have continued to progress since then. 

Which players do you think will shine in France?

Shaun: I'm really looking forward to seeing how Deli Ali gets on. He seems to not get fazed by a great deal and has a bit of bite about him. 

How do you think the British sides will do?

Shaun: Wales will all depend on Gareth Bale. If he performs he gives them a chance of having a good tournament. Northern Ireland I think have had their moment in qualifying and can't see them doing great. I'm pretty confident Scotland won't concede all summer haha. 

How far do you think England can go?

Shaun: Win it. See answer 1. 

What is Roy's best defensive line up?

Shaun: My personal XI would be Hart, Walker, Smalling, Stones, Rose, Dier, Ali, Wilshere, Rooney, Sturridge and Kane. 

Who should be in there who isn't (England squad)?  

Shaun: Not sure I would have changed anyone else. Welbeck - if fit - I would like to think would have gone. 

What's your prediction for England's opener v Russia? v Wales? v Slovakia?

Shaun: 2-0 v Russia, 2-1 v Wales, 1-0 v Slovakia. 

Who are the England players for the future?

Shaun: Ali, Kane, Stones and Barkley

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