Fans react to Troy Deeney's England snub on Twitter

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson's decision to overlook Watford striker Troy Deeney has caused a stir among fans (and Quique Sanchez Flores).

Roy Hodgson's 24-man England squad, named for the upcoming friendlies with the Netherlands and Germany, was released on Thursday and it has already generated plenty of debate.

While there was joy for uncapped Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, Watford striker Troy Deeney's hopes of earning a place on the plane for Euro 2016 look to have taken another blow.

The Hornets captain has been overlooked by Hodgson, despite netting eight goals in his first season in the Premier League, losing out to fit-again Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck.

The decision has already caused a stir, with Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores insisting the 27-year-old deserved a place in the squad.

He told Club Call: "For us he is very important - he is one of the leaders and main players in the squad.

"He is doing well. I respect Roy Hodgson and he has the idea to pick the best players in the squad, but Troy Deeney is doing very well in English football."

But it wasn't just Deeney's club coach who was surprised with Hodgson's decision, with a number of fans taking to Twitter to share their feelings.


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