Max Kilman’s omission from the England squad for the upcoming international break is a ‘shame’, according to journalist Tim Spiers.
The Lowdown: Kilman enjoying superb season
Wolves have had a number of strong performers this season but Kilman is right up there with the best of them, showing great maturity and quality in defence.
The hope was that Kilman would earn a call-up to the England squad for the first time for their upcoming matches but Gareth Southgate opted against including him, selecting the likes of Tyrone Mings and Harry Maguire instead.
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The Latest: Spiers bemoan England omission
Taking to Twitter before the clash with Leeds on Friday, Spiers was disappointed by the news, claiming his form dipped a little at just the wrong time:
“Coady in but no Kilman. Shame, he surely deserves a look. Southgate watched him against West Ham and Palace and unfortunately that’s when he dipped a bit and was left out the team. The guy still hasn’t made 50 pro league starts and look how good he’s been. His time will come.”
The Verdict: His time will come
As Spiers alludes to, there is no doubt that Kilman will surely receive his first England cap sooner rather than later, with time still very much on his side.
There is clearly a bias towards bigger clubs when it comes to selecting squads, with Maguire’s inclusion over the Wolves man bordering on scandalous, for example, considering what a poor season he is having for Manchester United.
With Southgate often liking a back-three, however, and with Kyle Walker now 31 and not picked either, it could be that Kilman fills in on the right-hand side of the defensive trio in the future for the Three Lions.
In other news, Wolves look set to lose one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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