Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady and Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish are not in the current England team.

Paul Merson has suggested in The Daily Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady and Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish should have been called up to the latest England squad.

The former Arsenal and Villa star believes that 23-year-old Grealish – who can also operate as a winger – is “unlucky” not to be in the latest England team.

Merson, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has also questioned why 26-year-old Wolves defender Coady is not in Gareth Southgate’s current team.

Merson wrote in The Daily Star: “But what’s Conor Coady done wrong at Wolves? He plays in a three, something England might need to do sometimes. He’s ready made for that and I’m surprised he wasn’t called up.

“Jack Grealish is unlucky as well. But you can’t have him, Mason Mount and James Maddison all in the same squad so someone had to miss out.”

Unlucky

Coady has been playing well for Wolves for a while now, and the 26-year-old has proved himself in the Premier League.

The former England Under-20 international defender – who is valued at €30 million (£26.92m) by the CIES Football Observatory – has made four appearances in the Premier League for Wolves so far this season and played in all 38 league fixtures for the Wanderers in 2018-19, according to WhoScored.

As for Grealish, the 23-year-old is a very creative and attack-minded player, and England do have enough of such players at the moment.

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