Peter Crouch and Ryan Shawcross deserve England calls, says Matthew Etherington
Last Updated: October 1, 2012 10:49am
Matthew Etherington: Stoke winger is puzzled as to why Peter Crouch and Ryan Shawcross are not in the England squad
Matthew Etherington says he is puzzled by Stoke players being continually overlooked for England recognition.
The Potters winger has urged Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson to visit the Britannia Stadium and cast his eye over striker Peter Crouch and defender Ryan Shawcross.
Crouch, 31, scored both goals as Stoke won 2-0 against weekend visitors Swansea, taking his tally to five goals in seven games this season.
However, he has not played for his country since scoring in the 2-1 home defeat by France in a November 2010 friendly.
"Perhaps the England manager needs a map. You play for Stoke and there seems to be a certain stigma."
Potters captain Shawcross is still to make his senior international bow after representing England Under-21s and recently turned down an invitation from Wales boss Chris Coleman to switch allegiance.
"Perhaps the England manager needs a map," said Etherington. "You would think so because there's no doubt Crouchie should be in the squad.
"His international record is second to none and since he came here he's been scoring regularly. He's priceless for us.
"Ryan should be in the frame as well, but you play for Stoke and there seems to be a certain stigma."