Moyes shocked at Wright omission

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EVERTON boss David Moyes has expressed his surprise at Richard Wright not being called-up for England's get-together this week.

The former Ipswich and Arsenal shot-stopper has been in fine form recently for the in-form Toffees keeping six clean sheets in his last eight games as Everton have climbed to fourth spot in the league.

After a shaky start to his career at Goodison Park the 25-year-old has started to show the form which earmarked him as a future England goalkeeper during his time at Portman Road.

Moyes is confident that Wright has all the qualities to succeed his former team-mate David Seaman as England's number one.

"Richard should have been included in the England get-together," said Moyes. "But I am not desperately unhappy because when I do hand him over to England I want to make sure they are getting a keeper who is as good as anything in the country.

"There are three youngsters, Paul Robinson, Chris Kirkland and Richard Wright, who I feel will be competing to be England's No1.

"A year ago Richard was the best young keeper in this country. He is on his way back from a period where he lost a bit of self-belief and self-confidence at Arsenal.

"But six clean sheets in eight games is fantastic and I believe he has only just scratched the surface of what he can do."