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West Ham's Morrison, West Brom's Serahino in contention for England's WC squad

England manager Roy Hodgson insists youngsters such as Ravel Morrison and Saido Berahino will be considered for his World Cup squad.

The West Ham United midfielder and West Bromwich Albion striker are both being touted as possible bolters for the Three Lions' roster for next year's tournament in Brazil and although Hodgson has left the door ajar, he admits there are some other youngsters ahead of them in the pecking order.

"They could (be selected)," Hodgson said. "But at the moment their first task is to get past the youngsters we already have.

"Ravel has done very well as has Saido, but on the other hand Daniel Sturridge has been playing for the national team and Ross Barkley has been very, very impressive in training. If he had played for the U21s he'd be getting the sort of rave reviews that Ravel and Saido have been getting. It won't be easy for them.

"Luckily I've had players who are not only playing for their clubs but are important players. Sturridge was getting excellent reviews for Liverpool and has brought that with him and done it for us. Danny Welbeck and Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere and Kyle Walker are the same and long may that continue."

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