Cork feels Southampton teammates deserve recognition

Luke Shaw 1Jack Cork feels Southampton team-mates Morgan Schneiderlin and Luke Shaw deserved nominations for the Player of the Year award.

Cork feels 23-year-old Schneiderlin may have forced himself into contention for the senior France side following his performances in the Saints midfield this season, and the former Chelsea youngster believes his midfield partner deserved a nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Full-back Shaw has established himself in the Saints side this season and the 17-year-old’s performances have led to reported interest from the likes of Chelsea, but not a place on the PFA shortlist.

Cork has hailed his two team-mates and insists they deserve more recognition for their respective achievements this season.

He told the Daily Echo: “Morgan’s been unbelievable this year and Luke’s been brilliant as well.

“It’s a shame that people haven’t looked at Morgan or someone like Luke for player of the year, because consistently they’ve done brilliantly.”

Cork admits he harbours hopes of playing for England one day but the 23-year-old insists he is focusing his efforts on his club side for the time being.

He added: “I’m just enjoying helping to keep this team in the Premier League and playing the football we have been playing.

“If that [an international call-up] does come then it would be brilliant, but it’s not on my mind at the minute.”

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