After falling out of favour under Mark Hughes, James Ward-Prowse has come back into the reckoning at Southampton following the arrival of Ralph Hasenhuttl, coming up with some big performances for his new boss.
As a result, the 24-year-old could now be set for an England call-up, something which would undoubtedly be deserved.
The Daily Mirror reports that Ward-Prowse, watched by England No. 2 Steve Holland in Southampton’s shock win against Tottenham, is now being considered by Gareth Southgate for games versus the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
And looking at England’s current midfield options, the Southampton man would not be a bad choice.
In the Three Lions’ last few fixtures, the likes of Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Ross Barkley have all performed well with that UEFA Nations League game against Spain coming to mind.
However, with Dier having not played a lot of football of late, Winks struggling for fitness and Barkley not in the best of form, there should be an opportunity for Ward-Prowse who could bring a lot to the next England squad.
The Southampton academy graduate’s ability on the ball is exactly the sort of thing Southgate could make good use of in his more technical Three Lions side.
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