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The Swans frontman is the second highest-scoring Englishman in the Premier League and his boss believes whoever takes the Three Lions job will have to consider him

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers feels that England’s next manager will have to take notice of striker Danny Graham if he keeps up his impressive scoring record this season.

Graham has netted 12 times this season, with ten coming in the league, and only one Englishman - Wayne Rooney - has scored more goals than the Swansea striker.

Rodgers believes that if Graham can get close to the coveted 20 goal mark, he would force himself into contention for this summer’s European Championships.

“Danny has been fantastic for us this season,” Rodgers told the South Wales Evening Post. “I have always said I think he is right up there with the top English strikers around.”

“If he continues to work the he has been doing, you never know what could happen with Euro 2012.

“If he is going to be up around 15 or 20 goals by the end of the season, which I feel he can be, the he will be one of the few English players who has achieved that.”

Question marks were raised over Graham making the step up to the Premier League when Swansea signed him for £3.5 million in the summer.

But, despite failing to find to net in his first six games, the former Watford man has proved the doubters wrong.

Graham’s 12 goals have come from just 22 starts and he has scored four in his last six games, drawing further praise from his manager.

Rodgers continued: “His strike rate in the Premier League is near enough one in two and at this level that is superb.

“I think he will continue to flourish because, as he has proved, he does not need many chances to score a goal.”

Graham's next chance to impress comes as Swansea travel to Stoke City on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

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