Date: 15th May 2011 at 1:57pm
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Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham would be a popular choice for inclusion in Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic Football squad, according to a recent fans survey.

500 supporters nationwide participated in the poll, carried out by Faces Of Britain, a website focusing on events in 2012. Fans were asked to select their chosen British starting XI, manager and substitutes bench for next year’s competition. As governed by Olympic rules, only three players over the age of 23 can play at any one time, with the rest of the squad made up with the top young talent from England, Scotland and Wales.

Blues frontman Wickham was named among the substitutes for the squad. The Ipswich striker, who will be 19 by the time of the London 2012 Olympics, was chosen by 16% of fans polled, just two percent less than Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard.

The full squad (players in italics over the age of 23):

Starting lineup
Joe Hart (Manchester City/England, 82%)
Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur/England, 31%)
Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur/Wales, 96%)
Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United/England, 42%)
Chris Smalling (Manchester United/England, 65%)
Theo Walcott (Arsenal/England, 68%)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal/England, 81%)
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal/Wales, 64%)
Jack Rodwell (Everton/England, 42%)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England, 51%)
Andy Carroll (Liverpool/England, 69%)

Allan McGregor (Rangers/Scotland, 8%)
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal/England, 28%)
Phil Jones (Blackburn/England, 23%)
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United/Wales, 27%)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool/England, 18%)

Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea/England, 44%)

Manager: Harry Redknapp (Tottenham Hotspur/England, 70%)

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