Palace defender Scott Dann has set his sights on a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad after a stellar start to the new Premier League season.
Having been widely tipped for inclusion in the group which faced San Marino and Switzerland recently, Dann was forced to accept his place below the likes of Smalling and Jagielka in the pecking order, not that he’s allowing recent disappointments to deter him from pushing for a place at this summer’s European Championships in France.
Speaking with passion and dignity about the pride he would feel at being given the opportunity to pull on an England shirt in an official capacity, you are forced to wonder what more the former Blackburn man can do to catch the eye of the England boss, barring a move to a more “fashionable” club.
Openly discussing his hopes of playing in European club competitions in the years to come at Palace, Dann describes the potential call-up from his country as the undisputed pinnacle of any footballer’s career, giving a telling insight into the emotional importance he would attach to such a moment.
Having joined the club whilst we were under the guidance of Tony Pulis, Scott has become an absolutely pivotal member of the starting XI, bringing calmness and composure to a position which has the potential to frazzle some of the most technically gifted players on the planet.
Hopefully, following the quotes he offers in the link attached above, Roy Hodgson gives him a chance to impress at international level; if his first two years with us are anything to go by, he won’t let his country down.