Ludo: Dj Can Be Number One

Ludek Miklosko thinks David James can become England's number one goalkeeper before next summer's World Cup finals in Japan and Korea.

And that is partly due, he insists, to the good working relationship he has with Shaka Hislop.

"There is a good atmosphere, everyone works hard, and they try to push each other - which is what we need," he says.

"David wants to work very hard and have everything perfect, and I think it is great to have a keeper who wants to work to be the number one for England.

"He has good feet, a good spring, and he can read the game and dominate the box; he has got everything to be a very good keeper."

Meanwhile, Ludo is making sure that young trainees Joe and George Sealey, whose father Les so tragically died of a heart attack in August, are being taken care of.

He says: "It is a very difficult time for them, and they need to get a normal life."

Although George is playing, Joe is still coming back from a dislocated shoulder.

At Old Trafford last weekend there was a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Les, who, of course, played for Manchester United as well, and MD Paul Aldridge says: "The gesture was greatly appreciated."