Glenn Murray has been absolutely outstanding for Crystal Palace this season, and the 29 year-old man from Cumbria has shown that he can perform on some of the biggest stages in the world after his extra-time winner in Palace's victory at Old Trafford in the Carling Cup in 2012.
Murray took a step up to the Championship from League One after he left Brighton and Hove Albion, much to the dismay of the Brighton fans, to join their main rivals Crystal Palace. Palace snapped Murray up on a free transfer and he has possibly been one of the best signings in recent Palace history, after signing for the Eagles, Murray really carved himself a place in the fans' hearts after scoring in a 3-1 win against his former club, and who can forget that goal against Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
The step up from League One really begged the question as to whether or not Murray would perform at a higher level - however, with 28 goals in all competitions (and 27 coming in the Championship) Murray has really got one up on his critics, and those who doubted him in the first place. With his prolific form in front of goal this season, Murray has really been outstanding for Crystal Palace, and in their push for promotion he has been absolutely vital.
Murray's tally this season places him above the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie as the second highest goalscorer in Europe, behind only Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
With this in mind, should Murray receive a call-up to the England squad? Well, it's possible that England manager Roy Hodgson could think so - the former West Brom boss was watching Palace at Selhurst Park in their recent 2-1 win over Championship strugglers Bristol City - a game in which Murray scored his 28th of the season.
It's been suggested that Hodgson was there to watch the Palace academy product Wilfried Zaha, who is on his way to Manchester United in the summer after his loan at Palace is over, yet it wouldn't be a surprise if Hodsgon was there watching Palace's in form striker.
If Murray was to receive his first cap for the national squad, there is a question as to whether or not he will be up to playing at the highest level, yet, if he keeps up his form in front of goal I don't see any reason as to why the striker should not get the call that every boy dreams of and wear the Three Lions on his chest.
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