Today is a big day for Wolves star Max Kilman.
At 2pm, Gareth Southgate’s next England squad for upcoming games against Switzerland and Ivory Coast will be announced.
There is bound to be controversy.
Many English players are playing well at this moment in time.
It will undoubtedly have been very difficult for Southgate, but one can only hope that he can appreciate everything Kilman has done this season.
Southgate was recently in attendance to watch Kilman, and likely a few others, in the game between Wolves and Crystal Palace.
Unfortunately, Kilman would put in one of his worst displays for Wanderers, with the whole team struggling on the day.
Kilman gave away a penalty for a foul on Jeff Schlupp, and was exposed on numerous occasions.
It was exactly the kind of performance he didn’t want or need. And the next game against Watford he found himself on the bench.
But Kilman was straight back in against Everton, and played really well.
It was an admirable show of resilience from the 24-year-old. One can only hope Southgate has looked at everything he has shown this term.
Kilman still deserves England call-up today, despite Palace nightmare
Realistically, Kilman has only had a few poor performances this season for Wolves.
One thinks back to the defeat to Brentford at the start of the season. And the two recent games against West Ham and Palace.
But by and large, Kilman has been outstanding for Wanderers. His work deserves to be acknowledged in the form of a first call-up for England.
He should be brought in at the expense of Harry Maguire, whose performances for Manchester United right now do not warrant international recognition.
There are a lot of options for Southgate to pick from.
And it might be that Kilman’s niche position may ultimately count against him.
But surely Kilman and his contributions to Wolves being one of the best defensive teams in Europe should be given a chance.