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Saints stars outside bet for Brazil
1:20pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Football
With England's place at the World Cup now secure, talk of the squad for Brazil has already begun - and includes Saints players.
There are always a few players that make a late case for selection and Roy Hodgson would do well to look at the new-look England Under-21s for options.
The Young Lions have impressed under the tutorship of Gareth Southgate and here Press Association Sport's Simon Peach highlights five that could go to Brazil.
After years of making the wrong headlines, the 20-year-old is beginning to show his outstanding natural ability. Morrison has shone during his handful of games for West Ham and on Tuesday night produced a man-of-the-match performance for England Under-21s. The livewire's brace, particularly his exquisite solo second, in the 5-0 defeat of Lithuania will have caught Hodgson's attention.
Having helped the Young Lions to a 4-0 win in San Marino last week, the rapid winger was drafted in to the senior squad following an injury to to Tom Cleverley. Clearly in the senior team's thinking for Brazil.
It has not been the best of seasons for Zaha to date. Yet to make an impression at Manchester United, his last appearance for David Moyes' side came in the Community Shield against Wigan. Will need more playing time, but Hodgson a fan of the man he gave his England debut last year when still with Crystal Palace.
If it was not for the strength in depth England possess at full-back, the 18-year-old may have already been handed his senior debut. A star for Southampton, a worry will be the number of times he has pulled out of the Under-21s squad through different ailments. Still, a class player and excellent option.
Another of the Saints production line, the 18-year-old is an outside bet for the senior team - which he will graduate to sooner or later. Ward-Prowse has shone for Southgate's side and on Tuesday night scored his first goal for the Young Lions. One of few Under-21s players that are first-team regulars in the Premier League and a creative force in midfield.
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