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The Three Lions boss is concerned about England's ability to nurture and develop the next generation of talent, and is eager for all parties to get together to find a solution

England manager Roy Hodgson has backed FA chairman Greg Dyke's call to arms to improve the development of young English players.

Dyke, in his first address as chairman, said English football was "a tanker that needs turning" with a "frightening" influx of foreign talent to the Premier League hampering the nurturing of young home-grown players.

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Hodgson agrees with the need to discuss the future of English football as the Three Lions look towards producing the next generation of players.

"We can’t deny that, in certain positions, we have enormous competition and others where the competition is less," Hodgson told reporters.

"The bottom line is that maybe it is the right time to have this type of discussion, to take stock of all the things.

"Referring back to the '70s doesn’t help anyone – it’s now 2013. How are we going to make certain that whatever young talent we do produce is going to be nurtured and turned into players like Gerrard and Lampard, Beckham and Scholes?

"Hopefully all the parties will come together. That was Greg’s thought on the matter.

"Let’s get everyone together, air some ­opinions and let’s see if there’s something that can be done by us at the FA to make things better."

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