European footballer Darren Anderton joins TSN's UEFA Euro 2012 broadcast team

TSN welcomes a new recruit to the network, as former English Premier League and English national team midfielder Darren Anderton joins Canada’s Sports Leader’s broadcast team for UEFA Euro 2012.

Anderton, who represented England on the national stage, will work alongside TSN’s UEFA Euro 2012 host Luke Wileman and analyst Jason deVos in studio throughout the tournament. UEFA Euro 2012 takes place in Poland and Ukraine from June 8 to July 1.

“As a veteran of the English Premier League and English national team, Darren Anderton understands the nuances of the game and what it takes to be successful on the pitch at one of soccer’s biggest events,” said Mark Milliere, Senior Vice-President of Production, TSN. “With his insight and extensive first-hand soccer experience, we’re thrilled to add someone of Darren’s pedigree to our broadcast team for UEFA Euro 2012.”

“I know how popular Euro has become for Canadian football fans and I’m looking forward to working with Luke and Jason to break down all of the action over the next month,” said Anderton. “This tournament is wide open, so fans can certainly expect some fantastic games and a few surprises.”

An accomplished midfielder, Anderton spent 12 years with Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League (1992-2004). A native of Southampton, Anderton has appeared 30 times for England, scoring seven times and highlighted by appearances at the 1998 World Cup and UEFA Euro 1996. Anderton’s impressive professional career also boasts stints with Portsmouth, Birmingham City, Wolverhampton and Bournemouth.

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