Everton captain Phil Neville says Joleon Lescott deserves to be an England regular.

"Joleon was fantastic and he's been our most consistent player all season. He will not have a worry getting back into the squad because he is getting better and better," said Neville.

"Left-back or centre-half, he's getting better. If he keeps, learning, progressing, keeps his feet on the ground there is no end to what he can achieve.

"He's played in both positions for England and I think that helps. If you get pigeon-holed and are only able to play in one position it would probably give you less chances, especially with the strength we have at centre half at the moment.

"Joleon just needs to keep playing well for Everton and the international honours will follow."