Hangeland claims Dann is showing England form at Crystal Palace

Brede Hangeland feels Crystal Palace teammate Scott Dann is playing well enough to get into the England national side.

Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland has told the Croydon Advertiser he feels Scott Dann is close to an England place.

“Scott is a top player and a please to play with. For me, he can’t be far away from a sniff at the England,” said Hangeland.

“He has been playing really well for a while now. He’s a good player, but it’s not for me to decide.”

Dann’s job in the current Crystal Palace side is to maintain his consistency over important Premier League games.

It’s manager Alan Pardew’s job to keep him grounded and focused on his club duties, stressing the dangers of focusing too much on a call which may not come from senior boss Roy Hodgson.

Palace have been on a great run of form since Pardew came in as manager, losing just two games since he took charge of the squad.

The defence has conceded six goals in the club’s last five games, which is a stat that Pardew and Dann will be looking to improve over the club’s next few matches.

Palace are five points above the drop zone in the Premier League and six points away from the top half, as things stand.

If Dann can show the sort of form which would warrant a place in the England team, there’s no reason the side can’t look up for the rest of the season rather than over their shoulders.

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