Mills hits back at critics

Danny Mills has defended Football Association chairman Greg Dyke after he was the target for criticism about the make-up of his England commission.

Mills, the former England defender who is one of the 10 commission members, said he was surprised by FA board member Heather Rabbatts criticising the lack of an ethnic minority representative.

The Commission is still in its infancy and I'm surprised by Heather's statements. She is on the FA board and I'm sure she will have been party to discussions that have gone on.

She must have known that Clarke Carlisle and Rio Ferdinand had been approached. Surely that does show diversity."

People will argue that there was no woman named but do we have, at the moment, enough women with enough experience at this level because we are talking about the England senior team?

It's almost as though people are already willing it to fail which is sad.

Everyone seems to have their own agenda in all of this.

– Former England defender Danny Mills