Hodgson puts Wigan winger McManaman on World Cup notice

England coach Roy Hodgson has put Wigan Athletic winger Callum McManaman on World Cup notice.

Hodgson insists the Scouser is on his radar.

"Take a guy like Callum McManaman," said Hodgson. "He was flying for Wigan at the end of last season and then he got that unfortunate injury."

A few seconds later, as is his manner, the England manager seemed to rule the Wigan man out of contention: "He would have to do something exceptional for this particular tournament."

And then ruled him back in again when he added: "But it is certainly not impossible."

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