Mancienne's selection boosts the hopes of other Championship stars
England captain John Terry has backed the call-up of young defender Michael Mancienne for Wednesday's friendly against Germany in Berlin.
Mancienne, 20, is a clubmate of Terry's at Chelsea but is currently on loan with Championship leaders Wolves.
"He will gain from the experience and his form has been fantastic for Wolves," said Terry.
"I don't want to put too much pressure on the lad but we all realise he has got a bright future in front of him."
"I went on loan to Nottingham Forest and it is good experience. You have to stand on your own two feet."
Mancienne, who previously had two seasons on loan at QPR, cites England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce as a key figure in his ongoing development.
"Stuart Pearce is easy to talk to and understanding," the young defender said.
"He always gives an honest opinion. If he sees something not right, he'll talk to me and correct me."
Pearce has also been credited with easing Theo Walcott into the national team after blooding him with the under-21s - and Mancienne feels the Arsenal teenager is setting an example to other hopefuls.
"We've been wanting to do well for the manager," said the centre-back.
"Theo getting in was a real morale boost, seeing youngsters getting drafted in to the senior squad. He's got the world at his feet. He can go on and do massive things because he has frightening pace, agility, and everything else.
"It was always good playing with Theo because he brings a lot of the team.
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