Pulis pushes Ethers’ England claims

The 29-year-old, formerly of West Ham and Tottenham, was capped at

England Under-21 level but is yet to receive full honours. Pulis

does not know whether Etherington’s form has caught Fabio Capello’s

eye, but he knows what he would do if he were at the national helm.

The Potters boss thinks that the winger’s workrate, coupled with

quality down the flanks, makes him the ideal inclusion. “Matty has

been brilliant for us this season and built on the great form he

showed last year,” Pulis told The Sentinel. “He set the bar high

after winning the player-of-the-year award, but the statistics show

exactly what impact he’s been making since. “His form has been

England class this season. It’s not just his quality on the ball,

but his exceptional work-rate. “It’s up to Fabio Capello where

England is concerned, but I know what I would do.”