Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle believes that striker Kevin Davies will be desperately unlucky to end his career without winning an international cap for England.
The 33-year-old frontman has been a consistent performer for the Trotters for a number of seasons, but has been overlooked by a succession of England managers despite his excellent club form.
Coyle commented: "There is no doubt, within his career, there have been spells when he should have played.
"He is a real number nine, a throwback to the old fashioned-type of centre-forward that we all love watching. He is a real leader and a big player in any team.
"If he had ever been allowed the opportunity, he would have represented his country with real aplomb and the nation would have been proud to have had him in that shirt."