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Wilshere Excused From Baby Lion Duty

Jack Wilshere has been excused from England Under 21 duty by Three Lions manager, Roy Hodgson.

The Arsenal star was in contention to play for the baby Lions at the European Under 21 championships in Israel at the end of the season.

But Hodgson says that Wilshere is already a full-fledged senior international, and no longer needs to waste time pussyfooting about the junior proving grounds.

Hodgson has risked the wrath of a handful of Premier League managers, by insisting that players like Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Wilfried Zaha should all play in Israel, even though they too have featured in recent senior England line-ups.

But according to Hodgson, Wilshere is a special case.

"It is not right to compare Jack with Zaha, Sterling and [Jonjo] Shelvey, etc," Hodgson said.

"You have to give Wilshere the credit that he has established himself as a bona-fide first-team player.

“He will play against Ireland in May and come with us to Brazil after that.”

Hodgson has named a strong squad for England’s friendly against Brazil at Wembley next week.

And while he has left out most of the young players he has been testing in England’s last few matches, Wilshere is almost certain to get a run-out against the Selecao.

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