Brown keen on England role
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brown has endured another season of injury woe this term and the United chief had indicated that rest and recuperation was the order of the day for the talented stopper.
However, serious injuries to both Gareth Southgate and Jonathan Woodgate have thrown Eriksson's squad plans into doubt and Brown has been earmarked for a potential role in Portugal.
After initially struggling since coming back from eight months out with ligament damage, Brown has been in commanding form of late and will compete with Tottenham's Ledley King if either Southgate or Woodgate are deemed unfit for travel.
Brown has now indicated, despite Ferguson's wishes to the contrary, that he would be available if selected.
''It's a big tournament and it would be a dream come true for me if I played in it,'' Brown told the Daily Mirror.
''I'm getting back to full fitness and so I'll just have to wait and see.''