Jamie Vardy hails Jack Wilshere, outlines attributes the Arsenal star brings to England's midfield

Jack Wilshere Press Conference - 18/02/2014

Wilshere played over an hour for England in the 2-1 win over Turkey on Sunday evening.

England matchwinner Jamie Vardy has hailed Jack Wilshere after the midfielder played over an hour of the 2-1 win over Turkey on Sunday night, telling the FA website that the Arsenal star brings calmness and the ability to spot a "killer pass".

Wilshere was a controversial selection in Roy Hodgson's preliminary squad for next month's European Championship in France having missed almost the entirety of the domestic campaign through injury.

The 24-year-old made just three appearances for the Gunners - all coming since late April - after missing nine months of action, but was included in Hodgson's 26-man group.

Though the pick was a controversial one, the England boss seemed to suggest earlier this month that Wilshere will not be dropped for the final 23-man squad, claiming that the Arsenal star brings a unique quality to the England set-up.

Vardy, who netted the late winner at the Etihad Stadium, seems to agree with Hodgson and said that Wilshere's composure on the ball and ability to spot a killer pass make him hugely important to the Three Lions.

Vardy told the FA website: "He’s brilliant. You can see what he brings. He’s nice and calm on the ball, he can see that killer pass.

"For him to get 100 per cent fit he needs games. There’s no better thing than match practice. He’s had a good few minutes under his belt tonight and I’m sure he can get some again next week."

Wilshere will be hoping to get at least a limited involvement when England host Australia at the Stadium of Light on Friday as he continues to build up his match fitness.

England have a wealth of options in central midfield, with Wilshere, Tottenham Hotspur pair Dele Alli and Eric Dier, Liverpool's Jordan Henderson and James Milner, Everton's Ross Barkley, and even Three Lions captain Wayne Rooney a;ll having played in the position this season.

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