May 22 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has called on England manager Roy Hodgson to call-up Kevin Nolan.
Although he has always been a regular goalscorer the 30-year-old has never been capped by England and Allardyce believes he still deserves a chance to represent his country.
He said: “If he continues to do well in the Premier League this year and he continues to score - he has four in eight now and to be quite honest he could have had a few more.
“Four in eight from midfield, which is one every two games which is pretty good going, so hopefully he will keep that up. He might be noticed, depending on how Roy (England manager Hodgson) seems to set up his team and who is available.
“If he is one of my players, I always say they should be given the chance. But that is a big step, stepping into the full England squad. It’s a big step. I mean he has done every other level. In his younger days, up until (Under) 21s. That is one big step that he has never done yet.”