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Fabian Delph called up to England Squad

Villa's captain is back in for the England National Team.

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The biggest news for Aston Villa fans in this week's England Squad announcement is more than likely the return of club captain Fabian Delph to the international fold.

After missing England's duo of November games due to injury, Fabian has been selected as part of a 24 man team. Two former Villans in the form of Gary Cahill and James Milner have also been picked in the squad to face Lithuania and Italy on the 27th and 31st of March respectively.

Delph has stepped up his game in recent weeks (as have the rest of the team) and even managed to bag a goal against the Baggies. His midfield bravado must have caught the eye of Roy Hodgson, who certainly has plenty of choice for England's midfield with Wayne Rooney, Jordan Henderson, Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling fit and ready for duty. The fact that Delph has been called up alongside these stars serves as a massive compliment to a player who should (but thankfully isn't) be playing at a much higher level than Villa are currently at. This means that Fabian has a real chance to cement an England place, should be impress in the company of England's current crop of stars.

There seemed to be murmurings that Gabby Agbonlahor may have forced his way into the squad with a brilliant March so far but this seems to be all talk and let's be honest, there is no way that Gabby has done better than Harry Kane, who stands to make his England debut with his first call-up this month. Maybe if he carries on his March form for the rest of the season?

Gabby up front for England after the year he's had? Now that's a thought..