FA chairman Greg Dyke to set out vision at keynote speech in central London
FA chairman Greg Dyke will make a speech today calling for the national side to be at the heart of English football.
Last Updated: 04/09/13 3:34pm
Dyke has been honing his vision of English football's future since succeeding David Bernstein in the top job earlier this summer.
And the former television executive will make it clear in his central London address that he expects clubs to come together in support of the national team's interests.
Dyke is likely to deal with the issue of clubs' reluctance to release players for youth tournaments - a bugbear, in particular, of former U21 boss Stuart Pearce.
Pearce was replaced by Gareth Southgate after his side lost all three games at this summer's European Championship, and the manager was critical both of top clubs and the fact he was denied the use of fully-capped players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck.
Also on the agenda for Dyke could be the dwindling number of Premier League players eligible for England duty.
Just 32% of players in this season's top flight are England-qualified, as opposed to 48% 15 years ago.