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Nathaniel Clyne: Will he go to the World Cup?

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With the World Cup less than 100 days away, many English players are making their claims to manager Roy Hodgson to earn a spot in the 23-man squad for the up-coming World Cup in Brazil.

One player that many have suggested could make the squad is Southampton's right back Nathaniel Clyne. The 22-year old is uncapped for England but his performances have warranted a possible spot in Hodgson's squad.

Since joining from Crystal Palace in 2012, Clyne has cemented himself as a fan favourite at St Mary's Stadium and his performances haven't gone unnoticed by HWodgson and the England set-up as he was reportedly being considered for the recent friendly against Denmark.

The right-back position could be taken by Clyne, with doubts cast over England regulars Kyle Walker and Glen Johnson, who won his 50th England cap against Denmark. With Johnson suffering from many persistent injuries this season, there are also doubts if he can avoid injury for the World Cup.

Other potential right-backs - Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal and Micah Richards of Manchester City - haven't featured regularly for their clubs, whereas Clyne has been a regular starter for Southampton. If an injury to either Walker or Johnson were to arise, Clyne could find himself on a flight to Brazil come the summer.

A potential big move for the right-back could be on the cards if he continues his form at Southampton.

What do you think? Will Nathaniel Clyne make England's 23-man squad for the World Cup? Roll on the summer!

 

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