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KIERAN Trippier's proud dad is confident England will win the Euros - and is calling for his son to become the next Three Lions captain.

The Atletico Madrid star, 30, will have all eyes on him during the tournament as Premier League clubs line up to bring the full-back home.

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6Kieran Trippier's dad is flying the flag for his sonCredit: Zenpix

6The full-back has been named as one of Southgate's 26 Three LionsCredit: Getty

But no one will be watching Trippier as closely as his dad Chris, who is hoping his son can repeat his heroics after scoring in the World Cup semi-final in 2018.

Chris, from Bury, Greater Manchester, has already spoken to his son from the England training camp and wished him well.

And he believes football could finally come home this summer as Gareth Southgate's men prepare for their first game on Sunday.

He told The Sun Online: "I am very confident England will do very well and hopefully win it.

"I see an England/France final with us winning."

6Chris reckons his son could be the next England captainCredit: Zenpix


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Hod carrier Chris is rooting for Kieran for more reasons than one - claiming the star should become the next captain if Harry Kane hangs up the armband.

And he said he wasn't surprised to see his son's name appear in Southgate's 26-man squad.

Chris added: "I was confident as Gareth seems to like him.

"In fact I wouldn't be surprised if he in next in line for the captain's armband after Harry Kane.

"And I have no worries about there being so many full-backs as they can all play in different positions."

Trippier is currently at the centre of transfer market speculation with Man Utd hoping to sign the ex-Spurs star.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be eager to strengthen his options at right-back - potentially moving Aaron Wan-Bissaka to a different position.

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Trippier helped Atletico bag the La Liga title in May after joining the Spanish club from Tottenham in 2019 for around £20million.

The Bury-native grew up as a Utd fan despite playing for rivals City as a schoolboy.

But with an opening £10million bid rejected by the top-flight Spanish team, Trippier might not be returning home any time soon.

6Trippier will be watched closely by Utd this tournamentCredit: Getty

He recently helped Atletico win La Liga

Kieran Trippier in training drills with Atletico Madrid

 

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Body of dad-of-three found on Father’s Day after he vanished on his way to work two months ago

POLICE searching for a dad-of-three who vanished on his way to work two months ago found a body on Father's Day.

Glen Carr, 37, was last seen leaving his home in Gateshead in his grey BMW 3 Series on April 23.

2Glenn Carr vanished on his way to work in AprilCredit: NCJMedia

But he failed to show up to work - with cops later discovering the motor in the car park of Cow Green Reservoir in County Durham.

Police today confirmed they yesterday found a body in the search for the missing dad-of-three.

Although formal identification has not taken place, police believe it belongs to missing Glen.

They do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report will be prepared for the coroner in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Angela Hufton, of Northumbria Police, said: "This has been an incredibly difficult time for Glen’s family and in particular his partner Kim who has had to put on a brave face for their three young children.

"They have been desperate for answers about Glen’s disappearance and this was the news they have been dreading in recent weeks.

"Father’s Day was always going to be difficult for Kim and her children but it will now forever be associated with Glen’s body being discovered.

"We will continue to support them and would ask that their privacy is respected so they can take the time they need to grieve."

'AMAZING DAD'

The tragic discovery comes just days after his family made a desperate plea for information ahead of Father's Day.

Kim Jackson, his partner of more than 20 years, said last Thursday: "These have been the worst two months of our lives and we have found it really difficult to come to terms with why Glen went missing.

"This Sunday is Father’s Day and Glen was an amazing dad who would do anything for his kids. This weekend will just be another reminder of how much he is missed.

"We have had to celebrate birthdays without him and put on a brave face for his three children but they just want to know where their dad is.

"It is hard to accept that he will never come home but we still don’t know for certain that he has gone into the water and are desperate for some answers.

"We would ask anyone who has visited the reservoir in the last few months to think about whether they were there on that day and whether they may have seen Glen.

"It may have not meant much to you at the time but if you can recall even the tiniest of details then it could make a huge difference to our family."

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Glen's car was discovered at the beauty spot along with his personal belongings after he failed to make it to work in April.

Police believed he had entered the water.

A search was launched and police appealed for anyone who may have seen him at the reservoir to get in touch.

2Glen's car was found at a reservoir after he vanishedCredit: NCJMedia

 

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