Blackburn Rovers star Tyrhys Dolan admits feeling ‘overlooked’ in England call-up bid

Blackburn Rovers prodigy Tyrhys Dolan admitted he felt he had been “overlooked” by yet to receive a summons to England.

Information emerged earlier this week claiming England’s coaches had Tyrhys Dolan on their radar after his strong start to the season, with the Blackburn Rovers ace keen on a first call-up on the international stage.

A call-up would also be more than justified. The young forward has been a mainstay of Tony Mowbray’s starting XI, scoring three goals and assisting in 11 appearances in all competitions this campaign.

Now Dolan has opened up about his candidacy for a call-up amid the reported interest from England, saying he feels he has been “overlooked”.

As quoted by the BBC, Dolan said he felt ready for the opportunity, having himself performed alongside Young Lions.

Here’s what the 19-year-old had to say:

“I feel like I’ve been forgotten.

“I’m playing with Leighton Clarkson right now and he’s on loan from Liverpool and he’s in England’s Under-20. I played with Taylor Harwood-Bellis last season for Blackburn and he’s now made the jump to the Under-21s.

“There are a lot of classy players who are very talented.

“But I’m a talented player myself and I’m finishing and doing really well at a very good level. I just wish I was given the opportunity.

“Any player wants to play for their country and for me there is nothing more that I want to do.”

With the next England Under-20 team due to be announced soon, it will be interesting to see if the Blackburn prodigy land a spot on the squad.

Next step for the Young Lions

The next international break will see Andy Edwards’ Under-20 team face Italy and the Czech Republic.

As a versatile striker, Dolan has a lot to offer young Englanders. There were solid options on the wings included in the last squad, with Championship players Morgan Rogers and Alex Mighten among them, while forwards included Leeds United prodigies Joe Geldhart and Sam Greenwood.

As for attacking midfielders, Derby County’s Louie Sibley was alongside Manchester City ace James McAtee and Tino Anjorin, who has since joined Lokomotiv Moscow on loan.

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