Monday, 12th May, 2014

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has urged Roy Hodgson to pick Luke Shaw in the England World Cup squad.

England manager Hodgson will pick his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil, today in Luton.

With Ashley Cole’s announcement to retire from international football last night, Shaw has become a favourite to make it to the squad for Brazil.

Shilton believes that the Southampton full-back is an immensely talented youngster and feels that he can easily slot into the England set-up.


"I watched Luke Shaw come on in the last game at Wembley and he just looked like a Rolls Royce to me. He could do everything," says Shilton, who won 125 caps between 1970 and 1990.

The 64-year-old admires the way Hodgson is building a future England team by giving youth an opportunity to shine under the spotlight.

"I think Roy is doing the right thing. He's looking to this World Cup and beyond and he is trying to build a young team with players that can only improve."

Shilton is the most capped England player in its history with 125 caps between 1970 and 1990.

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