Hundreds of people have signed an online petition to build a statue of England boss Gareth Southgate in Crawley.

The England manager Gareth Southgate has inspired a petition in Crawley, where he went to school.

Spotted:Crawley, a local Facebook page, started the petition on

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Gareth Southgate has guided England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

The petition aims to get a thousand signatures.

The proposed locations for the sculpture are Broadfield Stadium Roundabout, The High St by RBS and Queens Square.

A Crawley Borough Council spokesperson has said:

“We’re tremendously proud of what Gareth Southgate has achieved.

“He’s a son of Crawley who grew up here, went to school here and learnt a lot of his football here so we want to recognise his achievements. Nothing has been ruled out.”

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