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Pearce outlines England plans for Everton prospect Rodwell

England U21 coach Stuart Pearce has been discussing the international future of Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.

Rodwell was named as part of Pearce's Under-21 party for a friendly against Uzbekistan.

"I think so, yes," Pearce told evertontv. "That is the hope. As we have always said, it is in the players' hands, their form will dictate that.

"I travelled three or four hours to watch him play (against Everton Chile) as well as the likes of Phil Jagielka.

"It's in their hands as to what they do when we watch them."

"I would give David Moyes a lot of credit," continued Pearce. "He has had confidence in Jack and given him plenty of football time.

"When you look around, some other clubs don't have the faith but David has done that with Jack.

"He seems to be developing and hopefully he can build on that. The more experience I can give him at Under-21 the more that will help him as well.

"He has got to build on what he is doing at Everton and if he can keep getting international experience it will help him at international level and at his home club."

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