Trevor Sinclair has today been fighting the corner of talented Crystal Palace winger Jason Puncheon, who he suggests is being unfairly overlooked for a role in Roy Hodgson's England squad.
The former Manchester City and West Ham winger believes the 29-year-old has been left unnoticed by the Three Lions chief simply because of the club he currently plays for.
Taking to social networking site Twitter to air his views, Sinclair is quoted as saying the following:
Puncheon has appeared in Palace's two opening fixtures thus far, largely impressing for Alan Pardew's side, though - based on Sinclair's reckoning - he will presumably be overlooked in Hodgson's selection process for the national side's upcoming fixtures.
He was contributed with six key passes for the Eagles - including one assist - while he has found success in 67% of his take ons, 80% of his attempted passes and 75% of his tackles.
Puncheon penned a new four-year deal at Selhurst Park earlier this year following his manager's assertions that the 29-year-old had been the standout performer in the club's dramatic upturn since he took over in January.