Barry planning more Bridge talks

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is not giving up on persuading team-mate Wayne Bridge to reconsider his England future.

Bridge has taken himself out of the running for a place in the World Cup squad following newspaper allegations that former England captain John Terry conducted an affair with his former partner and the mother of his young son.

The City left-back is currently sidelined for four weeks following surgery on a groin injury, but Barry has revealed that both he and his team-mates are planning to discuss the issue with Bridge in the hope of persuading him to reconsider his self-imposed exile.

England coach Fabio Capello has admitted the international door remains open should Bridge wish to return.

"I'd like to see him go," Barry told the Sunday Times."Time can change people's opinions sometimes and hopefully that will happen with Wayne.

"He doesn't want to sit down in a few years' time and regret anything.

"World Cups don't come around too often and it might be a last time to do something, but I'll respect his decision. He's been to a World Cup before.

"We'll have another go. I think there have already been conversations between the lads and Wayne and there could be a time when we see what he's thinking and may put our opinion across."

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