Shock call-up, but is Lewis Cook exactly what England fans want

Lewis Cook of England U21's during the UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier match between England and Latvia at the Vitality Stadium on September 5, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

The Bournemouth midfielder plays the type of midfield football fans have been crying out for.

Lewis Cook of England during an England training session ahead of the International Friendly match between England and Brazil on November 13, 2017 in Enfield, England.

England have recently been calling up some odd and different new faces to the senior side, Gareth Southgate has scraped the barrel due to injury problems, with the trio of Angus Gunn, Dominic Solanke and Lewis Cook the latest recipients of first-time call-ups.

For the Bournemouth star it is a validation of his decision to leave Leeds United and a continuation of an excellent year for the youngster, who captained the England under-20s to World Cup success in the summer.

Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth is blocked by Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October...

For England as well, his call-up should be exciting considering the type of player he is. One of the most frustrating aspects of England’s play in recent times has been the consistent sideways passing of the side as they try to play the Dutch, Spanish or Italian way - and fail.

Jordan Henderson is a prime culprit of this negative and frustrating attribute. Cook might just be the antidote in the long-term.

England U20's captain Lewis Cook arrives back with teamates after winning the U20's FIFA World Cup at Birmingham Airport on June 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The Yorkshireman is a forward passer. He expresses himself best when trying to move the ball forward, probing at opposition defences and hoping to find an opening.

Right now he remains a prospect but with the right management and plenty of time the Bournemouth man might be the midfielder England fans have been crying out for. It’s why Eddie Howe paid so much to bring him south and why Southgate has given him the nod for Brazil tomorrow night.

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