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Taylor-made for England call
23 Feb 2009 - 11:17:00
Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson believes Matt Taylor's current form should be rewarded with an England call-up.
Taylor, 27, was capped at under-21 level during his time at former club Portsmouth and Megson believes he could be the solution to England's long-running problem on the left side of midfield.
The versatile left-sided player has scored seven goals in 22 appearances in all competitions this season - including one in Saturday's 2-1 victory over West Ham United.
"I find it strange that we're supposedly crying out for a left-sided player who can work hard and score goals," said Megson.
"Yet we have one and he's English. He works his socks off and is a quality player. If he got his opportunity he wouldn't let anyone down."
Meanwhile, Megson believes Kevin Davies' call-up to the 32-man provisional squad for England's recent friendly against Spain was well deserved.
Of the nine-goal top-scorer, he added: "For all the English lads here, if we play well and can get ourselves in a decent position in the league then we're putting ourselves out there for anything else that comes along.
"But if you score goals in matches, people take notice of you and that's what Davo's doing.
"He's now getting the recognition he deserves and I'm really chuffed for him."