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Everton skipper Neville: Rodwell deserves immediate senior England call

Everton captain Phil Neville has no doubt Jack Rodwell should be involved with England' senior squad.

Rodwell was voted Man of the Match in the Three Lions' Under-21s 2-0 win over Uzbekistan last week, and Neville hopes Everton's talented midfielder will make the step-up for September's crucial games.

"Jack excites me every time I see him play," Neville told

"He's one of my favourite young players and if I was England manager I would be looking to get him into the full squad.

"Jack looks the type to me that the bigger the occasion, the better he gets. I know the captaincy for the Under-21s gave him a boost and took his game to another level.

"He looked awesome and I think he's made vast strides this summer. With young players you are always going to have peaks and troughs but Jack is definitely one of the best youngsters around."

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