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Edwards says Kilman is still not getting the praise he deserves

Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards feels that Max Kilman is still being underrated despite his fantastic form this season.

He wrote in the Express and Star that Kilman deserves to be in Gareth Southgate’s next England squad and is performing better than Tyrone Mings and £80 million man Harry Maguire.

Edwards feels that Kilman has turned himself into a player worth at least £30 million with his performances in the Premier League’s second stingiest defence.

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“Everyone was screaming out for a centre-half to come in during the summer but Max Kilman has made the step up. With Kilman and Toti Gomes, you see the value in that, rather than to spend £30million on a centre-half.They’ve developed Kilman and now he’s worth that himself.

“There’s no reason why Gomes can’t do the same. It’s a great thing Wolves are developing their own players, it will save them a fortune in fees. Kilman has to be in the next England squad. I think he’s streets ahead of Tyrone Mings and Harry Maguire prior to his injury, it just shows how well the recruitment and coaching staff deserve.

“For the first time on Match of the Day I noticed Max get picked out for a bit of credit. It’s beyond me people still aren’t giving him the praise he deserves. I read an article in one of the papers over the weekend and it had ‘10 surprise packages for the World Cup squad’ and he wasn’t in there!

“I couldn’t believe it, it had under-23s players who’ve played just a couple of Premier League games. It was outrageous.”

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It remains to be seen whether Kilman will join Conor Coady in the England setup, because Gareth Southgate tends to be loyal to be his players.

It is clear though that Kilman has had a better season than Mings and Maguire, and he is comfortable in the back three that Southgate likes to have in his back pocket.

Ironically, Coady’s involvement may work against Kilman, in case Southgate does not want too many central defenders in the setup who are best in a back three.