Ben Foster feels Troy Deeney would add an extra dimension to the England squad

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes club-captain Troy Deeney would add an extra dimension to the England squad, should he earn his maiden call-up. The 30-year-old has been a consistent performer over the years and he has started the new campaign in the same vein of form with two goals and an assist from the opening six Premier League games.

Speaking after the recent match versus Fulham, Foster heaped praised on the Hornets captain and believes he could have a similar impact to that of Peter Crouch with the England national side, he said: “Yes, he offers a different dimension. Like when Peter Crouch was in the team, he brought a different dimension at that time. That’s what Troy’s got. If you get the ball up to him with quality, he will hold it and, as long as you can get around him, you can get yourself up the pitch. He is such a strong boy and his work rate is second to none. Troy can only do his talking on the pitch. That’s what he has done every game since I have been here this season.”

“Deeney had found himself ignored for England duty over the past couple of seasons and this has certainly brought frustration from the marksman“, who believes he has done enough to break into the team. At present, Gareth Southgate has relied on the services of Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford upfront with Danny Welbeck acting as the deputy but Deeney could emerge as an option, given he has been excellent “with his hold-up play“ in addition to his goalscoring exploits.

Watford have made another quick start off the blocks in the Premier League and they have already acquired 13 points from their opening six matches. As a result, they have presently occupying the fourth position on the table but they need to guard against the mid-season collapse which has been a trend since their return to the English top-flight.