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The Kids Are Alright

I must admit, whilst not getting carried away, I am excited by some of the exciting young and upcoming talent that England have coming through.

Ross Barkley is really starting to shine for Everton more and more and if he cannot play himself into the England squad this summer I would be surprised.

Having shot to prominence last season Raheem Sterling went off the boil but looks to be back in fine form for Liverpool this season and an England recall could be just around the corner.

Then you have the likes of Wilfried Zaha, if he can get himself some 1st team football, Ravel Morrison and Nathan Redmond that are all knocking on the door for senior involvement and a step-up from U21 level.

I am pleased to hear Roy Hodgson speaking so glowingly about this quintet, who he rates very, very highly.

He has also said, which does surprise me a little but I must say it also encourages me if they are genuinely good enough, that they could come into contention for his world cup squad next summer.

I think that Barkley is a near certainty to be included and maybe Sterling could but think the others will be more likely to come into the mix for Euro 2016 qualification, but you never know...

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Date:Tuesday December 31 2013

Time: 4:47PM

 

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