England legend lavishes praise on Stones

Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton (right) and Everton's John Stones (left) battle for the ball during the FA Cup Third Round match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.
Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton (right) and Everton's John Stones (left) battle for the ball during the FA Cup Third Round match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.
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One of England’s greatest ever strikers has called on Roy Hodgson to take a punt on Everton youngster John Stones ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Gary Lineker reckons the Barnsley born-and-bred defender would not let his country down in Brazil. “I really like him [Stones] - he has got a lot about him,” said Lineker. The provisional 30-man party is named on Monday,