I WONDER if Jack Butland will be watching Friday's Euro 2012 draw and thinking: I coud be playing there in the summer.
If your first reaction is Jack Who? that's understandable because it was the same as mine when I saw the little-known player linked with call-up.
Of course, he'd have to win a transfer-window January move to the Premier League and bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth said: “Fans from outside the Premier League may not know too much about Jack Butland but having witnessed his performances first hand at Cheltenham this season – along with a whole host of top-flight scouts – I wouldn’t want to offer a big price in a department short on quality behind Joe Hart.”
Bet365 go 4-1 about Andy Carroll making the plane, 9-2 for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and
8-1 for Joe Cole to be recalled.
Darren Bent is 9-2 to be England's top scorer ahead of 6-1 Ashley Young and 13-2 Danny Welbeck.
Wayne Rooney, who is suspended for the group games unless he wins an appeal, is 16-1.
A few weeks ago I told you most bookies were offering 53-1 if you could pick England's group. The price is still available while bet365 on 14-5 on naming one opponent.
Pot 1 – Poland, Ukraine, Spain, Holland.
Pot 2 – Germany, Italy, England, Russia.
Pot 3 – Greece, Portugal, Croatia, Sweden.
Pot 4 – France, Denmark, Czech Rep, Rep Ireland.