Beckham happy with bench role for England

David Beckham claims he is happy to play in a minor role for England in their effort to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

Still, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid man is ready and willing to do anything in his power to help manager Fabio Capello – even if it means warming the bench.

Beckham said: ”I want to be part of the squad, part of these qualifiers and, hopefully, part of the team to the World Cup.

”If that means me coming on as sub or just even part of the squad, then I would be happy with that. I don’t care whether I play or whether I don’t.

”I would be happy going home having not even got off the bench. I’m in the squad, in the manager’s mind and I’m there to support the team. I’m an England fan.”