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Swansea Boss Tips Graham For England Call-Up

Swansea Boss Tips Graham For England Call-Up

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers says striker Danny Graham deserves a call-up to the England squad.

The club's record £3.5million signing from Watford is the second highest English scoring player in the Premier League behind Wayne Rooney.

Not only his goals, but his off the ball work and effort is also an excellent contribution of his and has proved to be one of Rodgers' best Summer signings.

Graham took some time to get into a regular goalscoring habit, and inevitably some fans became impatient with him, as they demanded goals from the start.

However, he has proved those early critics wrong, and there's nothing to suggest why Graham doesn't deserve a call-up to the England team ahead of their Euro 2012 campaign in June.

Rodgers told the Evening Post:

"Danny has been fantastic this season,"

"And I have always said I think he is right up there with the top English strikers around.

"If he continues to work the way he has been working, you never know what could happen with Euro 2012.

"If he is going to be up around 15 or 20 goals by the end of the season, which I feel he can be, then he will be one of few English players who has achieved that.

"He has played regularly too, so certainly it will be interesting to see the England squad at the end of the season."


Rodgers continued to compliment his record-signing:

"His strike rate in the Premier League is near enough one in two and at this level that is superb,"

"Danny is a player who wants to score goals.

"He works very hard on his game and he is what I would describe as a player of dominance for us.

"By that I mean someone who really affects games. Danny does that by scoring goals and through his physical presence and his intensity for the team.

"Teams are made up of many different types, but the successful teams have a list of dominant players, and Danny is certainly one of those.

"I think he will continue to flourish because, as he has proved, he does not need many chances to score a goal."

"He is a player who has great character and he will not get carried away by any attention he receives,"

"All he can do is keep doing what he has been doing — playing well and working hard.

"If he does that, the natural consequence will be that he gets goals because when he gets chances, he usually puts them away."



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday February 20 2012
Time: 10:25PM

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