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West Ham No2 McDonald says Carroll in England form

West Ham United No2 Neil McDonald is backing Andy Carroll for an England call.

McDonald believes he can add an Emile Heskey-like presence if picked for this month's friendly against ­Republic of Ireland and the June 2 clash with Brazil.

"When you're in that form you should be considered for England," McDonald said.

"I think the perception with his size is that he is just a big target man, but he is much more.

"He's not just a flick-it-up-and- hoof-it man - he would give ­England more options than just a big ball up top. Emile Heskey did that sort of role for Michael Owen.

"He's more than a big lump and he does work at his game and is still a young man. He has gone to the top very quickly, but he is young and still learning."

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