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Newcastle birthday boy gets perfect call from Roy Hodgson

6 years ago

Roy Hodgson handed the perfect birthday present to Jamaal Lascelles this morning.

The Newcastle United defending who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, was preparing with the England Under 21s.

However, the England manager was left short today due to players such as Ross Barkley, Kieran Gibbs, Callum Chambers, Saido Berahino and Danny Welbeck being confined to the gym or ‘modified’ training.

So Hodgson turned to Jamaal Lascelles and Queens Park Rangers’ Jack Robinson, both of them promoted to senior training to fill in the gaps and train with the other sixteen senior England squad members

England play Slovenia at home on Saturday in a European Championship qualifier, before facing Scotland next Tuesday.

Today’s opportunity was a perfect lift for Jamaal Lascelles who turned twenty one oday, the defender having found opportunities rare at Forest since being loaned back to Stuart Pearce.


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