Uncapped Bolton striker Kevin Davies has been called up for England’s squad to play Montenegro. Davies’ inclusion is the only real surprise in Fabio Capello’s squad.
Andy Carroll had been tipped for a call-up after being left out of the under 21 squad, but he misses out on a first call-up. Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere was a doubt after being named in the under 21 squad but takes his place in the senior squad too.
I had touted Davies for an England call-up about four years ago. Although the overwhelming consensus was that he just wasn’t international class, I still believe he is the sort of player who unsettles defenders at any level of the game.
What I would question is the sense of bringing in an untried player who will be 35 before the next major tournament and 37 before the next World Cup. It is hardly a long-term solution to England’s problems.
It appears the BBC were very well briefed on the squad and Davies’ inclusion. Their story on the squad announcement says it hasn’t been updated since 9.30am this morning.
Anyhow, what are your thoughts on Davies’ and the squad in general?