Everton star Jack Rodwell dreams of England call-up

12 August 2010 09:18
Jack Rodwell has been inspired by the promotion of Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs to the senior England squad and wants to emulate the Arsenal duo.[LNB]Wilshere and Gibbs both featured as substitutes for Fabio Capello's side in Wednesday night's friendly international with Hungary at Wembley.[LNB]Everton midfielder Rodwell turned in a man-of-the-match performance for England Under-21s against Uzbekistan at Ashton Gate on Tuesday, when he was made captain by coach Stuart Pearce.[LNB] Jack the lad: Everton midfielder Rodwell wants to become central in England's plans over the coming years[LNB]Capello witnessed the display of the 19-year-old, who now has his sights set on progressing further up the international ladder.[LNB]'There is a new sense of opportunity amongst the players at this level,' said Rodwell.[LNB]'I think there is a lot of opportunity for young English talent to break through.[LNB]'A few people have broken into the into full squad like James Milner, Joe Hart, Adam Johnson and now Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.[LNB]'Those of us now playing in the under-21s look at that and we are inspired by that and we all want to do that.[LNB] The graduates: Rodwell is inspired by Wilshere and Gibbs' rise to the senior ranks[LNB]Rodwell is one of the few members of Pearce's side to play first-team Premier League football and believes he is reaping the benefits.[LNB]He said: 'It makes a massive difference to be playing first-team football, if I'm honest, in terms of progressing quickly.[LNB]'To get Premier League experience at such a young age has made my game improve leaps and bounds over the last couple of years. [LNB]'Hopefully this season I can get a few more games.'[LNB]  Sign up to our FREE Fantasy Football game - with £40,000 in prize money up for grabsDavid Beckham: I'll NEVER retire from England duty - but Fabio Capello says midfield hero is finishedEngland 2 Hungary 1: Gerrard comes to the rescue with two fabulous goalsEngland U21s 2 Uzbekistan U21s 0: Rodwell stars for Pearce's young gunsEVERTON FC

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