Date: 13th December 2010 at 3:44pm
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Stewart Downing is the latest to add his voice to Marc Albrighton’s England credentials given his impact on the team this season.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Downing was full of praise for the youngster for the way he has exploded onto the scene this year, and more so for the way he slotted straight back in against the Baggies after missing a few games owing to his appendix.

‘I am sure the way he is playing, England won’t be too far away. He is a good kid who listens and learns with a good future ahead of him. When he whips balls in it is hard for defenders, as you saw against West Brom.’

With Capello seemingly willing to give new blood a chance at England level, which I admit is a bit of an oxymoron given his reliance on those players who consistently let us down, with the form Albie is in whilst season might be a stretch for a call up, if he can show the same sort of consistency when next season picks up he has to be in with a shout given the other failed wing options at International level.

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