Leicester City right-back Danny Simpson has hit out after getting snubbed for an England call-up ahead of FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Malta and Slovenia.
While the 29-year-cold can boast a Premier League winner’s medal, unlike the often preferred Nathaniel Clyne, Simpson has never represented his country.
Clyne, however, is ruled out through injury and it was Stoke City’s Glenn Johnson who would get that call.
But as it happens, Johnson himself would get injured, only leading to the Leicester man being overlooked again, this time for Burnley’s Michael Keane getting the nod ahead of him.
On Tuesday night Simpson took to Twitter to vent his clear frustration with the FA. Thankfully he didn’t go overboard, which would probably rule out any opportunity down the line.
Can't do anymore lol— Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) 4 October 2016
This is the first — and potentially last — team selection conducted by Gareth Southgate, who is only in charge for England’s upcoming four fixtures as the FA find a man to take the job permanently. It is unlikely that Simpson’s frustration is aimed towards Southgate solely for that very reason, but perhaps more so towards the England set up in general.
Simpson is deserving of a spot in the squad and one can only hope he a chance sooner rather than later.