Lawrenson's cutting response to West Ham's Mark Noble for England calls

Mark Noble

Mark Lawrenson says there is no point picking West Ham midfielder Mark Noble in the England squad.

Mark Noble produced another excellent display as West Ham got back to winning ways against Watford.

He was on the scoresheet twice from the penalty spot against the Hornets, displaying an ability from 12 yards which could come in useful for England at an international tournament.

Noble has been continuously snubbed by England despite outstanding performances this season, much to the frustration of West Ham fans who believe the 28-year-old deserves recognition for his efforts.

One pundit who believes the Hammers midfielder should not be in the Euro 2016 squad is Mark Lawrenson, who was asked about his chances on BBC Radio 5 Live last night.

He responded: "Noble is not going to get in the team. That's the bottom line."

He went onto explain that he felt because he would not get into the England side, there is little point taking him just for the experience of being with the squad.

If of course Hodgson was going to take him with no intention of using him that would be a fair argument, and West Ham fans would surely rather he be left behind and take the summer off, but with players like Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere struggling with injury, it is hard to suggest that Noble would have zero impact and could not help England out.

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