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Five exciting English attackers that deserve international recognition

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This article looks at the rising English stars that currently aren't in Roy Hodgson's plans, some of which have been projected as this country's future for years, whilst some have come from nowhere and burst onto the scene.

5) Wilfried Zaha

When Wilfried Zaha signed for Manchester United for £15 milion, he looked to be an England starter for years to come - especially when he was called up to the senior squad.

Two seasons on, Zaha finds himself out of Hodgson's plans and back where he belongs at Crystal Palace.

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Due to David Moyes' comical reign at The Red Devils, Zaha made just two appearances and made no effort to stay where he wasn't wanted, and so returned to Selhurst Park.

Despite being in and out of the starting XI this season due to managerial changes and the form of DR Congo's Yannick Bolasie, Zaha's talents will not go unnoticed and if he returns to his previous Palace form, he will without doubt find himself in Roy Hodgson's plans in the next few years.

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4) Callum Wilson

Unless you follow the Championship, you may not have even heard of Bournemouth's lethal striker. Wilson signed for the Cherries for £3 million from hometown Coventry City last summer, having hit 21 goals in League 1 at the age of just 21.

He came from seemingly nowhere (realistically, Coventry's academy), having been miles from the first-team just a year before. He has already notched 19 goals this term, and has played a huge part in Bournemouth's incredible season, in which they lead the pack for the title.

He has even this year been linked with a shock offer from Chelsea in the summer - either way, it appears he should be in the Premier League next season whether with Bournemouth or not.

Wilson has been rewarded with consistent call-ups to the England U21 side since he started scoring for Bournemouth.

3) Scott Sinclair

Sinclair received a huge amount of criticism in the past for wasting his career on a high wage at Manchester City despite his undeniable talent, making just 11 appearances in two years.

An unsuccessful move to West Brom cost the Baggies £2 million for just eight appearances and no goals.

Sinclair has revitalised Aston Villa this season after joining on loan, and since he joined he has possibly been thier best player - he appears not to have lost any ability, and must now work hard to get himself close to the England setup again.

2) Nathan Redmond

Despite now plying his trade for Norwich in the Championship, Nathan Redmond has been predicted a bright future for years and has progressed as was really expected - whilst staying loyal to Norwich despite relegation (having moved for £3.2 million from Birmingham).

People mostly remember him last season when Norwich played Manchester City and Redmond was seen whizzing past Vincent Kompany at ease. The tricky winger has had a good season with Norwich and has been pivotal to their form during the second half of the season in which they have risen from a mid-table side to challenging for the title.

A £10 million move to Liverpool beckons as interest has lingered since November, but Redmond may decide to stay with Norwich if they get promoted.

1) Danny Ings

Danny Ings was always going to be on a list like this - and it surely won't be long before he is in the senior England squad, but since he is yet to make an appearance he was a necessary pick.

Ings has notched an impressive nine goals and four assists in the Premier League this season for a struggling Burnley - in a top side that would likely be doubled.

He is a key member of the England U21 squad and is a certainty for a call-up pretty soon. He has a lot of competition, in the form of Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Harry Kane, Charlie Austin and even Callum Wilson.

A move to Liverpool is likely in the summer, and was thought to be imminent until Louis Van Gaal showed interest in the Burnley forward. He is hard-working, and leads the line in a host of talented English frontmen yet to appear for the England senior team.

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