Hughes champions Warnock
Blackburn boss wants England call-up for left-back
By Alex Dunn. Last Updated: November 27, 2007 9:42am
Warnock: Eyes call-up
Mark Hughes has championed Stephen Warnock's bid for an England call-up.
The Blackburn defender has impressed since making a £1.5million move from Liverpool in January, having found opportunities limited at Anfield.
Warnock has thrived in an environment that offers him regular first-team football, establishing himself as an Ewood Park favourite in the process.
With neither Wayne Bridge or Nicky Shorey having shone as understudies to regular first choice England left-back Ashley Cole, Hughes believes his player deserves international recognition.
"He has done very, very well," said Hughes.
"He was in international squads when he was a Liverpool player and has done everything we have ever asked of him.
"In every game, he has an influence and is a very good left-back. Maybe whoever gets the job will have a look at him."