Bright: Defoe should remain super sub

Former Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday striker Mark Bright believes England boss Fabio Capello should continue to use in-form striker Jermain Defoe as a substitute.

The diminutive Tottenham Hotspur goal-getter, who has already netted four times for Spurs this season, came off the bench to score England's second against Slovenia last weekend, having bagged a brace as a half-time replacement in the 2-2 draw with Holland in Amsterdam.

But despite calls for the former Portsmouth and West Ham front-man to be promoted to the Three Lions' starting XI in place of Emile Heskey, BBC pundit Bright - who made more than 200 league appearances for Palace from 1986-92 - believes that until England start losing games, there is no reason to switch the system.

"The argument on whether Jermain Defoe should start in place of Emile Heskey rumbles on and I ask if it isn't broke, why fix it?" he told Metro.

"Defoe is doing what he does best, scoring goals. The results are the ­important thing and we keep on ­winning.

"Defoe is piling the pressure on Capello but keep an eye on ­Carlton Cole. Should Capello not start with Heskey he might opt for the ever-improving West Ham forward."

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