Date: 6th October 2015 at 2:48pm
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Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)

18th June 2015 - UEFA Euro U21 Championships - Group B - England v Portugal - Nathan Redmond of England talks to England manager Gareth Southgate - Photo: Offside / Witters.

Redmond is the most experienced player and the top goalscorer for Southgate’s side, netting six times in 24 caps for the Under-21s. Similarly to Ward-Prowse, the Norwich winger is also a set-piece specialist that could give Hodgson some food for thought.

He has already scored three times in the Premier League this season, but can also provide plenty of goals, making 12 assists last term in the Championship.

The tricky Birmingham-born winger can comfortably play on either side which could be good for the senior squad as besides Raheem Sterling, there have been no stand out left-sided wingers.

Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all recently played there but none of them showed any real signs of being a natural left winger.

Another talent in Redmond’s locker is his long shots, having netted on numerous occaisons from outside the box. The days of England players having a good distance shooter have long gone since Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard both retired. It doesn’t always work when Hodgson’s men try and pass the ball into the net, so Redmond could be a key figure into making the side more of a threat from outside of the area too.

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