Paul Merson comments on Wolves defender Conor Coady and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish

England's Paul Merson crosses the ball during the Star Sixes football match between England and Spain at the O2 Arena in London on July 13, 2017.

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

Conor Coady of Wolves gestures during the UEFA Europa League Play-Off Second Leg match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Torino at Molineux on August 29, 2019 in Wolverhampton, England.

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.”


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.

Jack Grealish and Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa and referee Kevin Friend during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on August 31, 2019 in London,...

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