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Premier League managers have given a cautious response to suggestions that a foreign player quota could be brought in in a bid to aid the development of the England team.

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Greg Dyke: FA chairman concerned by number of foreign players in the Premier Lea

Greg Dyke: FA chairman concerned by number of foreign players in the Premier Lea

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke last week made a speech in which he said the "frightening trend" of the reduction in the number of England-qualified players in the top flight needed addressing.

And with a view to boosting the prospects of the national side, he pledged to set up a commission to find a solution to the problem - something the Premier League on Thursday declared its commitment to following a meeting attended by club chairmen and Dyke.

But a number of Premier League bosses feel that the issues that need to be addressed in the latest club v country debate are more complex and that quotas may not solve the problem.

Paul Lambert - Aston Villa

"I don't know if it's the answer. It (foreign imports) is not stopping the Bundesliga, is it? It's not stopping them (Germany) from producing their own players. It's hard to say. There's a lot of clamour when the national team is not doing well that it must be the fault of the league. If you're good enough you'll play."

Chris Hughton - Norwich City

"Quotas are possible but for that to happen it has to be an organisation or a group of people that have to implement that. Whether that is right or wrong I don't know, the clubs will have a say on that. What he (Dyke) is heading towards is that he wants to see the best national game that he can and I thought it was a very interesting speech. You have to support what the rules are and what the quotas are. The rights and wrongs will be questioned by a lot of people."

Steve Bruce - Hull City

"It's interesting to hear what he (Dyke) says...maybe we have blocked the way with the Premier League, but there's all sorts of reasons for it. We've spent millions on academies for years and for there's no real evidence it's working. Maybe it's social, maybe we should look at schools. It's a big debate and a big issue because we just aren't producing players like we used to."

Roberto Martinez - Everton

"The responsibility is - you don't do something for someone else. We do it for Everton. Our football club has always had terrific young talent. We need to make sure we use that talent in the first team. To do that we need to help them and have a structure where they can be given an opportunity to show what they have got. Ross Barkley is a great example. We have got similar cases now, deeper down. I do feel if you want to be successful at any club, you need to have good young talent, and a good young generation that can be guided, representing the values of the football club, on the football pitch. That can help the foreign additions, (in terms of) how to play and how to represent the club."

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