Newcastle Jets’ Bridges: Heskey can still do a job for England

Newcastle Jets striker Michael Bridges is of the belief that Emile Heskey can still feature for England.

Newcastle Jets striker Michael Bridges is of the belief that Emile Heskey can still feature for England.

The 34-year old former Aston Villa and Liverpool forward has scored four goals in his first four outings for the A-League club and teammate, and fellow Englishman Bridges, believes he could still play a role for Roy Hodgson’s side.

"England's current number nine is Andy Carroll, and while I certainly have nothing against him, I feel Emile could certainly still offer something for his country again were the chance to arise," Bridges told reporters.

"He's done many good things for England in the past and people who understand the game acknowledge that.

"As for playing for England again, personally I would say why not?

"When Emile left England after being released by Villa there were two other Premier League clubs interested in him, but he wanted to try a new adventure and getting him has been a real coup for our club.

"He's definitely still good enough to thrive in the Premier League, no doubt about it.

"He still has that hunger in his belly and I know he's been very pleasantly surprised at what the A-League has to offer."

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