Three West Ham players who deserve to be given an England chance by Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has consistently overlooked West Ham players, but these three stars deserve to be given a chance later this month

With the rapid promotion of players such as Tottenham Hotspur's talented youngster Dele Alli to the senior England set-up, and with the lower league to international star success stories of players such as Jamie Vardy and Rickie Lambert during his tenure, national team manager Roy Hodgson has proven that he is open to the idea of calling up English players from right across the Premier League.

Crystal Palace forward Connor Wickham is the latest eligible player to talk up his chances, with the former Ipswich man reportedly targeting a surprise place in Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad.

However, players from West Ham- the fifth best team in the country on current form- are conspicuous by their absence. Which three players stand the most chance of getting a November international call up, and possibly breaking into the set-up ahead of next summer's European Championships in France?

Aaron Cresswell

First seasons do not come much better than Aaron Cresswell's, at West Ham last season. After joining from Ipswich for the relatively paltry fee of £3.75m, Cresswell was ever-present in West Ham's defence, en route to picking up both the Hammer of the Year and Player's Player of the Year award.

And yet, despite this success, and despite a new 5 year contract, Cresswell continues to be ignored at international level.

With Luke Shaw set to miss the majority of the season with the horrific leg break he suffered against PSV for Manchester United in the Champions League, Cresswell should surely be given a chance to rival players such as Ryan Bertrand for the England number 3 shirt. There has never been, nor will there be, a better time to blood Cresswell at international level.

Mark Noble

Not many established Premier League club captains and former international U21 players find themselves totally ignored when eligible to play for the full senior set-up, but that is the fate to have befallen Mark Noble.

Noble has played more Premier League games than any other Hammer and is ever-reliable in the Upton Park engine room, but has so far been overlooked by Hodgson.

Hodgson's international side is often accused of being too slow and ponderous in possession, and of lacking midfield dynamism when Jack Wilshere is missing. West Ham's captain could serve well in his absence, and would also add a great amount of character to an England team occasionally accused of suffering from a lack of personalities.

Noble is a proud Englishman, having passed up on a chance of representing the Republic of Ireland at a major tournament to chase his England dream, and deserves his chance.

Reece Oxford

West Ham refused to let their prodigiously talented 16-year-old midfielder Reece Oxford play for England at the U17 World Cup in Chile, because they were scared of the teenager suffering from burnout.

However, a cameo for the full team could do wonders for his confidence, and provide the undoubtedly talented youngster with a platform from which he could springboard his way into Hodgson's European Championship plans as a midfield wildcard.

Noble has suffered from being repeatedly overlooked by England, and Hodgson cannot afford to make the same mistake with Oxford. Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and now Dele Alli have all been integrated into the England squad at a very young age, to a decent level of success.

Oxford should be the next to mark his first steps in what will surely be a long and successful career at international level.

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