Taking to his personal Twitter account, Stan Collymore has named Troy Deeney as the striker he wants called up to the next England squad.
Would love to see @T_Deeney in the upcoming squads.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) February 17, 2016
No defender would fancy 90 minutes of old school.
Comes short, goes long, bullies you.
The Watford forward, 27, is currently in his first season in the Premier League, and after a slow start he has continued the fine form he showed over the past three Championship seasons with the Hornets.
26 goals have brought eight goals for the captain, and playing in a role just behind Odion Ighalo, he has also developed his creative skills to make him one of the best all-round attacking players in the Premier League.
On top of his goals, he has also managed seven assists, and whilst he does not match up statistically with other English striker options, he brings more to the game than goals and assists.
His work rate is second to none, and the way approaches games has made him a firm favourite at Vicarage Road.
He is something of a throwback to an older style striker, but as a well rounded player he would provide another option for England.
Deeney must be on Roy Hodgson’s radar, although he is far down the pecking order due to the prominence of Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck.
If any of these stars are struck down by injury, Hodgson would do well to consider Deeney as the best back-up option ahead of the Euros this summer.