Roy Hodgson watched Jack Colback play against Aston Villa last Saturday, and we pointed out Roy would have been impressed with what he saw and would you believe it – Jack is in the England squad.
Jack Colback in action in pr-season
Jack was second in our Man of the Match poll last Saturday and this is what we said about him:
¨Jack has 24% and was as consistent as ever, and now we know why his passing rate is close to 90% – he hardly ever puts a pass astray and we think England manager Roy Hodgson would have been impressed with what he saw from the Killingworth lad.¨
It says something when you have been at Newcastle for a few months and you get into the England squad, and it’s about time Newcastle had a player in the England squad.
Newcastle is a (very) high visibility (high profile) club if not a top six club, and maybe that’s something Loic Remy doesn’t quite understand.
Wayne Rooney has been made captain replacing Steven Gerrard and that’s another good choice, and there are three other new players in the squad – Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph, Arsenal’s Calum Chambers and Tottenham’s Danny Rose, who had a great game against QPR last weekend.
20 year-old defender John Stones of Everton is also back in the squad.
England will take on Norway in a friendly on September 3rd, and then we play Switzerland in the first European 2016 qualifier five days later.
Here is the full squad named by England manager Roy Hodgson:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster
Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Calum Chambers, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Danny Rose, John Stones
Midfielders: Jack Colback, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere
Forwards: Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck
Congratulations to Jack for being called up by England, and we hope he’s fit enough to play on Saturday against Crystal Palace.
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