Phil Neville believes his Everton team-mate Joleon Lescott fully deserves international recognition.

Lescott could be handed his chance and win his third cap in England´s friendly against Austria on Friday as defenders John Terry and Rio Ferdinand are both absent.

"Hopefully a few of the younger lads will get a chance against Austria and he will be one of them," said Neville. "The thing that impresses me most is that Joleon works so hard, keeps his feet on the ground and is dedicated."

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