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Everton's Jagielka not surprised at team-mate Rodwell's England call-up

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell has been called up for the first time to the full England squad, a fact that does not surprise team-mate Phil Jagielka. The 20-year-old has been selected by Fabio Capello to be in the party for the forthcoming friendlies against Spain and Sweden.

"We have said with Mikel (Arteta) leaving and us being short of numbers in the middle it was time for Jack to step up and he has been fantastic since he has done so," said Jagielka, who is also in the Three Lions squad.

"He was unfortunate with the red card against Liverpool but other than that he has been up there with our players of the season so far," he told evertontv.

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