English Premiership

Blackett in line for England call up

2014-09-23 09:47
Tyler Blackett
Cape Town - Despite a flawed display against Leicester City, Tyler Blackett may be called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad.

The Telegraph report that Roy Hodgson may be tempted to include Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett for his European Championship qualifying campaign.

England are desperately seeking a partner for Gary Cahill at the heart of their defence and preferably a player comfortable playing on the left half.

Phil Jagielka is slowly being forced out of the national team while Joleon Lescott is not considered good enough anymore.

There is a real lack of English talent at the back but Hodgson does have a group of talented youngsters coming through the ranks.

John Stones, Calum Chambers and Tyler Blackett are the three players that most pundits have identified as being players for the future but for Blackett the call may come sooner rather than later.

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones both prefer playing on the right as do the younger duo of John Stones and Calum Chambers.

England's weakness at the back was as evident as ever during week five of the English Premiership where Blackett was ultimately shown up by Leicester City before being dismissed.

Blackett may not be ready but may be called upon such is the state of the England defence.

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