Cardiff manager Dave Jones believes Jay Bothroyd's England call-up is a reward for the hard work everyone at the club has put in on the striker.
Jones also believes it would be disappointing if players like Bothroyd were overlooked because they play outside the Barclays Premier League. Bothroyd has been named by Fabio Capello in the England squad to play France in a friendly on Wednesday.
"We're hoping he starts or he gets some part of the game because we do believe that he has earned it," Jones told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.
"There are some good players down in the Championship and it would be a shame if they are overlooked because of the division they are playing in.
"It's a lift for Jay, it's a lift for the whole club - myself and the staff.
"I don't think he was expecting it. We hoped it would happen because he has been in good form. He's not an out-and-out big target man. He can drift, he's got good ability, good pace."