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Everton boss Moyes: Rodwell should only be selected by England on merit

Everton boss David Moyes wants Jack Rodwell to gain an England call-up on merit.

The Everton midfielder could get the call for friendly games with Spain and Sweden if experienced stars are rested by Three Lions boss Fabio Capello.

But Toffees chief Moyes would rather the 20-year-old starlet earned his place outright.

He explained: "I think a senior call-up can come too early. You want it to be merited for the right reasons.

"You want him to go into the team. If he played he wouldn't let anyone down because he has some very good qualities.

"I don't know how many call-offs England might have this weekend - I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot - but that might bring Jack forward.

"Is he ready for the big full international stage? That is something we will all need to wait and see."

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