Julian Dicks tips West Ham United stars Aaron Cresswell and Carl Jenkinson for England

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Both full-backs have performed consistently well over the past 12 months.

West Ham United assistant coach Julian Dicks has tipped Aaron Cresswell and Carl Jenkinson to break into the England set-up.

The full-backs have impressed over the last 12 months and calls for Cresswell, in particular, to be involved with Roy Hodgson’s team have grown.

Luke Shaw’s injury has created an opportunity at left-back for England and the Hammers’ defender will feel capable of competing with the likes of Ryan Bertrand and Kieran Gibbs for a place at Euro 2016.

“I have had talks with Aaron Cresswell and Carl Jenkinson and told them what I would expect from them,” said Dicks, in an interview with whufc.com.

“For me they are both good players and will only get better. You forget how young they are.

“I sit down with them and say I expect them to do certain things because if they couldn't do it, I would not ask them to do it.”

“I said you can do it and they will both play for England one day. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.”

Carl Jenkinson faces a tougher task to break in at right-back, with Nathaniel Clyne and Kyle Walker impressing this season, but his performances should at least grant him a chance to impress Hodgson.

The argument will rage on about the lack of attention given to in-form players at so-called ‘lesser’ clubs, but the inclusion of Jamie Vardy and Jonjo Shelvey in recent England squads suggests a change of approach.

West Ham’s excellent performances this season have cast the club in a positive light and that can only reflect well on the England hopefuls within their squad.

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