The former England national team footballer believes the two footballers will be able to prove themselves for the next Three Lions call-up.

Southampton’s Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse were snubbed by England national team manager Gareth Southgate.

And for former Three Lions defender Viv Anderson, this will only “fire them up.”

“Guys like (Bournemouth striker) Callum Wilson, the lads at Southampton – James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond, all at so-called unfashionable clubs, it (being called up) is a great example to any English players in the Premier League,” said Anderson to The Daily Echo.

“They are young, hungry and enthusiastic players who want to do well.”

“If Gareth can look at it, put one or two in to freshen it up, then why not?” he asked.

“It gives them an opportunity to show what they can do at the top level.”

He commented: “The manager has found a formula which suits him, and I think he will have explained to guys like Kieran and anyone else he had to leave out the reasons behind it.”

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“Most people will understand it and they will get themselves fired up by it, to make sure they get themselves back into the next squad and then again in the one after that.”

“It is the fight for places which everybody wants – we don’t want the same people knowing they can just get in even if they have had a mediocre season or whatever,” he said.

“We want to give challenges to all positions.”


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