The central midfielder, who was signed on a free transfer from Sunderland this Summer, has impressed massively in his first two games for the club. Against Manchester City, he wasone of the best players on the pitch, and was unanimously named the fans’ Man of the Match on Twitter.
Roy Hodgson was at the Aston Villa game on Saturday, and it was believed that he was there solely for the purpose of watching young Villa midfielder, Fabian Delph, who is poised for a first call-up to the national squad. But it appears that Colback may have caught his eye too.
The Killingworth-born youngster spenmt six years at Sunderland before departing for pastures greener this Summer, and it isperhaps this step up to Newcastle that has facilitated such a call-up.
England play a friendly against Norway at Wembley Stadium on 3 September and the opening match of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Switzerland on 8 September.
Roy Hodgson is expected to announce the England squad at 12:00BST today. The Mail further reproted that a knock sustained against Villa could rule him out from a potential call-up, but it’s still very refreshing to hear such reports.
The last Newcastle player to play for England was Michael Owen, so this would be great for the club, and country, if Colback finally gets some recognition for his talents.