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Cascarino tips Max Kilman for England call-up in next squad

England manager Gareth Southgate was at Molineux on Saturday afternoon to watch Wolves’ clash with Crystal Palace.

Wolves put in a poor performance – arguably their worst of the season – and went down 2-0 in front of the Three Lions boss.

Max Kilman could have got nervous in front of Southgate, but Tony Cascarino has tipped him in the Times to make the next squad.

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“Gareth Southgate was at Molineux on Saturday, probably to watch Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Max Kilman, but another young English centre back will have also caught the eye,” he wrote.

“Marc Guéhi, who joined Crystal Palace from Chelsea in the summer for £18 million, was outstanding in his side’s 2-0 win and has had an excellent season.

“Guéhi has represented England at every age group — winning the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 — and has had little trouble adapting to the Premier League. He is ready for a call-up, but Kilman has more chance of getting the nod this month.

“Despite giving away a penalty, he has had the more consistent season. Should Southgate wish to play with a back three, Kilman would be a better fit than Kyle Walker as the right-sided centre back.”

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£53 million (Guardian) man Walker is a Southgate favourite and has played as a conventional right back and on the right of a back three for England.

Kilman may well be battling his own Wolves captain Conor Coady for a place and Tyrone Mings at Aston Villa as a fellow left-footed defender as well.

Southgate could well just have been at Molineux to keep tabs on Coady, but there is not long to wait to see if Kilman gets the nod.