West Ham fans react to Downing's England call-up on Twitter

West Ham United supporters are pleased that Stewart Downing has been brought back into the England team.

West Ham United fans have hailed Stewart Downing's return to the England fold after witnessing the transformation in his game this season.

Downing has been one of the major reasons for the Hammers' success over the opening part of the campaign, as he has helped lift the side to fifth position in the Premier League table.

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. 

His call-up today caps a remarkable turnaround from the 30-year-old and he will be looking to justify that selection by impressing on the international stage now. 

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.

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