West Ham United fans have hailed Stewart Downing's return to the England fold after witnessing the transformation in his game this season.
Given licence to roam in a more central position by Sam Allardyce, Downing has shown the quality that has been lacking from his game for a number of seasons.
Although the Hammers' goalscoring strike-force have stolen the headlines, Downing's form has not gone unnoticed and he has won a number of plaudits for his creativity from midfield.
England take on Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifying match before facing Scotland in a friendly later this month and Downing will be hoping to play a part.
Roy Hodgson has utilised a diamond formation in recent fixtures and he may be looking to use Downing's familiarity with the system to his advantage.
Although the Three Lions boss has plenty of options to play in the advanced midfield position, Downing offers different qualities to the more direct wingers in his squad.
It has been a long awaited call-up for the midfielder, who has felt he has deserved a chance for some time.
West Ham fans have greeted the news with excitement and they are looking forward to being able to watch Downing represent his nation once again.
Here is the best reaction from Hammers fans on Twitter.
So Glad Stewart Downing has been called up to play for England vs Slovenia on the 15th November, he's a great player @whufc_official— Alex Robertson (@Alex1088_) November 6, 2014
Downing in the England squad he deserves it to!! @whufc_official— Ross Bliss (@ross_bliss) November 6, 2014
@whufc_official well done to downing for getting back in the England fold well deserved can't wait to go watch the lads again Saturday COYI!— stuart patterson (@P3r0n1e) November 6, 2014
Downing is in the England squad. Thoroughly deserved. #whufc— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) November 6, 2014
About time! Downing has finally been picked for England! Don't have a clue how Carrick was picked over Noble though... #whufc— Harry Morgan (@hmorgan95) November 6, 2014