“He's not had the level of scrutiny that comes with playing for England.
“And, being a goalkeeper, you obviously come under even more scrutiny. But I always felt Jordan would go to the World Cup and the more I saw of his performances at Everton last season, I thought it would be hard for Gareth not to pick him as his No.1."
The Scot added: “He's got a really good temperament, he worked really hard and never wanted to be beaten.
“His stature could be something you could say, 'Well he's not 6ft 4in like a lot of other goalkeepers but he's agile, quick in the goal and he makes good saves'."