Here’s the Iron Hodgson’s really watching

DOWNINGHAMMERSpeculation that Aaron Cresswell is being monitored by Roy Hodgson  for a place in his next England squad is wide of the mark.

The story appeared in a Sunday newspaper today but ClaretandHugh has been told by well placed Boleyn sources that the real object of the England manager’s attention is Stewart Downing.

And we can confirm that Hodgson – impressed with  Downing against Manchester City last week – is seriously considering including the player in his next squad.

A source said: “Roy let it be known that Downing was the guy he was taking an interest in ahead of  the European Championship qualifier against Slovenia on November 15 and the  friendly against Scotland in Glasgow four days later.



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Here’s the Iron Hodgson’s really watching

  1. Cresswell dropped a right gooly for the Stoke second goal, god knows what he was trying to do – I doubt if that will do his England hopes any good!

  2. Cresswell has loads of talent but needs time to learn his trade .
    Like saturday, v hull I recall he made a similar error.
    Only experience will add to his improvement . Internationals are
    totally different. I would prefer he continue as is for a while before the
    distraction of an england call up .
    Downing however deserves a callup . England have too many one dimensional
    players, downing has proven that he is adaptable but most important thing ,
    He is on top form.

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