Mark Hughes who is the head coach of Stoke City has asked his counterpart, Roy Hodgson, the manager of England national team as to why Ryan Shawcross has not received in consideration as far as the England’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad is concerned.
Hodgson is scheduled to unveil his provisional squad today. The Stoke City manager believes that after his player having a good season in terms of his performance he do qualifies to drive some attention from Hodgson.
Hughes says that Ryan is now in good form and very reliable when given that opportunity. Up to date Phil Jones and Phil Jagielka fitness is still in much doubts though Shawcross has not received any form of communication that may hint that his skill are needed in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup.
During an interview with Hughes, he said that Ryan has been among the mainstays of his team due to the exceptional performance he has showcased this season. Hughes adds that Ryan is one of the very few centre halves more so this current season.
Hughes adds that he is much disappointed that all these efforts by his player have not even attracted England to come and watch him play or even getting his name mentioned.
Shawcross to date has one cap which he got in 2012 when England played Sweden in a friendly tournament though Sweden won the match with 4 goals against 2.
Hughes believes that Shawcross is that player that can be relied on thus by England not selecting him they will be doing a very big mistake.
Hughes on the other hand thinks maybe his play failed to secure a chance due to the management staff changes but believes when granted that opportunity, he will for sure not disappoint. All eyes are now on Hodgson as he releases the squad today.