Former England striker Michael Owen has revealed that he has doubts about whether QPR hitman Charlie Austin is good enough to become an integral part of Roy Hodgson’s future plans.
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Austin has played himself into international contention after an impressive first campaign in the Premier League. Despite the struggles of his side, the former Burnley striker has bagged fifteen goals during his first year in the top flight, and is being touted alongside another uncapped star of the season, Harry Kane, for a call-up for the upcoming England matches later in the month.
But Owen is not convinced that the 25-year-old has enough quality to hold off the competition of the established internationals, Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge.