Monday 18 December 2017

Neville lauds improving Rodwell

Jack Rodwell, Everton's England Under-21 defensive midfielder
Jack Rodwell, Everton's England Under-21 defensive midfielder

Phil Neville believes the form of the rapidly-improving Jack Rodwell is demanding the attention of England coach Fabio Capello.

Neville views his Everton team-mate, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea, as one of the Barclays Premier League's most exciting prospects.

The 19-year-old signed a five-year contract extension at Goodison Park in May and Neville believes the England Under-21 defensive midfielder is now ready to step up to the senior squad.

"Jack excites me every time I see him play," said Neville, quoted on Everton's official website,

"He's one of my favourite young players and if I was England manager I'd be looking to get him into the full squad.

"Jack looks the type to me that the bigger the occasion, the better he gets.

"I know the captaincy for the Under-21s gave him a boost and took his game to another level.

"He looked awesome and I think he's made vast strides this summer.

"With young players you are always going to have peaks and troughs but Jack is definitely one of the best youngsters around."

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