England U21 coach Gareth Southgate has warned against fast-tracking his youngsters.
Southgate believes England must be wary of promoting people too quickly.
âOf course, anyone could (make the World Cup squad),â said Southgate, whose charges host Finland on Thursday and then San Marino next Tuesday in a pair of Euro 2015 qualifiers.
âMyself and Roy (Hodgson) have had discussions about it, but we are talking about our squad predominantly being very inexperienced players.
âSome of the guys being talked about have played half a dozen to a dozen Premier League games.
âTo elevate them into the senior squad you have to be pretty sure they will get a game â and, secondly, you canât just dismiss experienced players who got us to the finals.
âIt would be a harsh manager who said, âThanks for all your help, but Iâm not taking you to one of the biggest festivals of all time in Brazil.â âI donât see the rush with our younger ones. They have ability, but not the experience, and there is a long way to go for them.
âIf they get in, brilliant, that is what they want, but we wouldnât want it to be that they are in for six months and then it affects their long-term progression."
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