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West Brom boss Hodgson excited about Thorne talent

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson is convinced George Thorne will soon earn an England U21 call.

Thorne, 18, has signed two contracts in a matter of months with the Baggies.

"He's going to be a very good player," Hodgson told the WBA website..

"The best thing I can say about having him and Graham (Dorrans) was that you couldn't tell one of them hadn't played for a while and the other was a young boy.

"You just think you've got two good central midfield players and that's the best compliment I can pay them.

"George is young, he wants to learn and I think we will see him get better and better.

"I spoke to Stuart Pearce the other day and I know he was at Bournemouth the other night to watch Craig Dawson in particular.

"But I think he would've been casting an eye over George Thorne as well.

"If he thought George merited a call-up, I would be the first to applaud it."

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