In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who scored four goals in 13 appearances for England, believes Michael Keane will get back into the England squad, but he must convince Gareth Southgate he can offer something different.
Southgate made a number of big calls for his latest England squad with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dele Alli, Patrick Bamford and Jack Grealish all missing out.
This is the last round of fixtures before Southgate announces his squad for this summer’s European Championships and after being in most of Southgate’s previous squads, Keane now has an uphill battle to secure a seat on the plane this summer.
Speaking on what Keane must do to get back in Southgate’s thoughts and how he may have to rely on other’s having a poor run of form, Bull told FFC:
“Michael Keane is a very good and talented young player, who has got time in front of him. He hasn’t got in the squad this time, but Coady might have a bad session this time and then next time around Keane could get the call-up.
“So, all he’s got to do as a player is keep rolling his sleeves up and performing for Everton and then he’ll get his call up when Gareth Southgate can see something in him to say ‘yeah, he is ready for the job’.”
During the last round of International fixtures, Michael Keane got his first goal for England in a 5-0 win against Montenegro.
Both Everton and Wolves find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League for goals conceded with 37 and 38 respectively.