Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand's impressive start to the new season should see him considered for a full England call-up.
Teammate Nathaniel Clyne was drafted into Roy Hodgson's squad for this week's European Championship qualifiers, and Bertrand has been equally as impressive on the opposite side as his Southampton colleague.
Having joined Southampton on an initial loan deal from Chelsea in the summer, the left-back has replaced Luke Shaw in the Saints defence and has been one of their top performers so far.
Bertrand has made a strong start to life on the South coast, contributing a goal and an assist in his opening seven Premier League matches.
Much like Clyne, the 25-year-old has the energy to bomb forward and put in some dangerous crosses, making Southampton a real force down either flank with both Englishman on either side.
Bertrand is also accomplished defensively and his time playing in the Champions League with Chelsea has made him into a tough and competitive defender.
The only stumbling block for Bertrand in his pursuit of an England call is the competition for his position.
Everton's Leighton Baines was first-choice at this summer's World Cup and Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs and Manchester United's Luke Shaw all seem to be ahead of the 5ft 10in defender.
With such high-profile players ahead of him, the challenge for Bertrand will be maintaining his superb start to the season, and if he can add a high level of consistency to his game like his club mate Clyne, then his chance might come along after all.
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