Crouch admits the process is "odd".
He told Absolute Radio: "It’s an odd one, mate, yeah, it’s a text, yeah.
"You get a text, right, you get a text just letting you know that you’re in the squad.
"Michelle at the FA, Michelle at the FA always texts us, yeah."
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