Bolton manager Gary Megson has urged his players not to be disheartened after missing out on Fabio Capello's latest England squad.
The likes of Kevin Davies, Gary Cahill and Matt Taylor had all been tipped as possible inclusions for the upcoming games against Slovakia and Ukraine.
However, even though all three missed out, Megson believes his players are not far away from winning international recognition after hearing good things about Capello's scouting trips to Bolton.
Getting round the country"I'd like to think that every England manager looked at Bolton. But Capello is certainly getting round the country," stated Megson.
"You see him at games. I was down at Fulham against Manchester United and he and Franco Baldini knew all about Gary, Kevin, Matty, Fabrice Muamba and Mark Davies.
"They were all doing homework on all of them. As the lads have not got in this time, they will have to keep plugging away.
"I'm delighted if I can get any English players into the squad eventually, because it will be great for them individually and also for the club."