Gary Neville has hailed Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross as an example to youngsters after Stoke’s captain has been called up to Englabd’s squad.
“Any kid who has a dream should look at Ryan Shawcross maybe more than people at the highest elements of the game,” said Neville. “He is a great story and the fact he is in the England squad this week is something I am proud of.
“I remember playing with him when he was 16. He was a raw talent but someone who really wanted to make it. He wanted to use the last ounce of his energy to become a professional footballer.
“He had to leave Manchester United to get his chance. Not giving in and continuing to fight is a huge strength and he has been absolutely fantastic for Stoke.
“He deserves his opportunity this week and I am looking forward to seeing him because he represents the best of attitude, of working hard to get where you want. I am sure he will improve and get better.”
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Ryan Shawcross is an example to youngsters, says Gary Neville — The Daily Mail
- FA to give Roy Hodgson the freedom to pick Ashley Cole for qualifiers — The Guardian
- Arsène Wenger steps up interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha — The Telegraph
- Beating San Marino may be easy, solving the Ashley Cole problem is not — The Guardian
- Liverpool FC star Joe Allen crowned Welsh Player of the Year — Wales Online
- Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark named in Republic of Ireland squad — The Guardian
- How a production assistant made “Being: Liverpool” a reality — 06880
- André Villas-Boas’s no-favours policy wins plaudits at Tottenham — The Guardian
- England call up Jonjo Shelvey and Ryan Bertrand — The Guardian
- Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski ruled out of England World Cup tie — The Guardian
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