Hull City boss Steve Bruce is of the belief that Curtis Davies could quite possibly force his way into England's World Cup squad.

The 28-year old centre-back has been in fine form this season, helping the Tigers into the semi-final of the FA Cup by scoring in the 3-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday.

That goal was his third in three matches and Bruce suggests the former Birmingham City and Aston Villa man is in a good enough place to press for Roy Hodgson's Three Lions roster for Brazil 2014.

"For me he's been outstanding all year for us, he's a proper defender who gets you the odd goal," he told ITV1.

"He's had a wonderful wonderful season (and) there's always a shock and where I see it, we're short in the centre-back position, why can't he? Because he's a fabulous defender."

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