Swansea wide-man set for call up to England side.
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Swansea winger Wayne Routledge is set for a surprise call up to Roy Hodgson’s England side according to The Sun.
The former Crystal Palace midfielder has been in fine form this season at the Liberty Stadium and his performances have not gone unnoticed by the national team management.
While Roy Hodgson has so far employed the likes of Theo Walcott, Ashley Young and Aaron Lennon, the England gaffer has failed to be convinced of their credentials after some inconsistent performances.
Hodgson is reluctant to return to employing James Milner in a wide position as he is keen to see his side retain some attacking pace on the flanks.
That has led to Hodgson consulting current Swans boss Michael Laudrup about his thoughts on whether Routledge could cut it at the highest level. That will be followed up by England scout Ray Lewington continuing to monitor the player ahead of a potential call up.
Routledge was a regular for the England under 21 but has so far failed to gain his first full international cap.
That may be about to change as England face San Marino and Montenegro in World Cup qualifiers this month, followed by expected end-of-season friendlies against Ireland and Brazil.