Nathaniel Clyne says he is 'delighted' with England call up on Twitter

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Nathaniel Clyne has expressed his joy at receiving a first call-up to the England team.

England boss Roy Hodgson has announced his team for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia this month.

And once again the main talking point is the presence of a Southampton player. The Saints lost the likes of Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana this summer - all players with England pedigree.

But they have started the season in sensational form, with Nathaniel Clyne one of their star performers.

With Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker currently out through injury Hodgson has decided to hand Clyne a call-up, and there is a real possibility he could start the game against San Marino.

Clyne is just the latest in a long line of successful Southampton players to attract the eye of Hodgson, who practically had a season ticket at St Marys last season. But with the mass exodus many expected that all to change this season.

Thanks to Clyne that may not be the case after all.

The right-back, who recently scored a cracker against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup, has now taken to Twitter to express his delight at the call-up....

Southampton fans will hope his success does not mean he finds the exit door come January, like those who have tread the path before him.

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