Report: QPR's Charlie Austin set for England call-up

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is reportedly set to be included in the England squad next month.

Roy Hodgson is set to call Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin up to the England squad for their fixtures against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia next month, according to ESPN.

Austin's goals have failed to save QPR from the drop this season, but his consistency has enhanced his reputation and it seems that Hodgson is an admirer of the 25-year-old.

The Three Lions now reportedly want to give Austin his first international call-up and the hope will be that he can impress on the big stage.

Austin has scored 17 goals so far this term, becoming one of the most deadly finishers in the Premier League, and he has dealt with every challenge thrown at him during his career so far.

It was not too long ago that the powerful striker was playing non-league football, but he has risen through the divisions, first with Swindon Town and then with QPR and he will be hoping that he can show his threat even at the top level.

If he can, then England will have a very promising front-line, with Austin set to join the likes of Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck in the squad.

England are top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group and look set to make it to France next summer, unless they suffer a serious collapse. 

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