Hodgson tells Clyne: You cannot expect England call-up

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The right-back earned his senior squad breakthrough this season but played just five minutes of the Three Lions' recent games against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia

Roy Hodgson has warned Nathaniel Clyne that he cannot expect to be picked for England.

Clyne earned his first senior call-up last season after continuing to impress at Southampton, but was used for just five minutes in recent games against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.

Phil Jones came off at half-time against Slovenia, which England won 3-2, but Hodgson chose to bring on Adam Lallana – with midfielder Jordan Henderson moving to right-back.

"Jones is a top-quality player. We have great faith in him and we are very happy with him," Hodgson told reporters.

"We think Nathaniel Clyne is a very good player but I would be disappointed if anyone thought that on the basis of a good season with their clubs they can walk in and demand a place.

"If I were to play him and leave out Jones there would have been a lot of questions about 'Don't you rate Jones?' and 'Don't you think he's a man of the future?' I didn't notice Clyne walk off [straight after the game].

"He’s a good lad, he's been very solid since he’s come in and we like him very much. I would be surprised if he did that. I spoke to him and explained what I was doing but you can't expect everyone to be happy."