"Having someone like that in your squad is a massive bonus, he would walk into any team at the moment and there is no question that he will be turning up and putting in a shift," he said.
"That's part and parcel for him and he is a great professional and an outstanding player and the more games he plays for us the better.
"I don't think he would ever not turn up or not try his best.
"He said earlier this week that playing for his country is the biggest honour and he has shown that and he is nearly up to 50 caps, which for someone of his age is an amazing achievement, and long may it continue."
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