Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has hailed ‘natural goalscorer’ Charlie Austin and believes it’s only a matter of time before the striker is recalled to the England squad.
After an injury lay-off haltered his progress at St Mary’s last season, Austin has returned to form in style for the Saints this term with five goals in a four-game hot streak.
The former Queens Park Rangers frontman has received an England call-up before, having been named in the squad for the first time to face Republic of Ireland and Slovenia in May 2015, although did not feature in either match.
But now, having again proved his clinical touch with a neat finish in Southampton’s 3-0 win at West Ham on Sunday, Davis insists a Three Lions return won’t be far away.
Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the Northern Ireland captain said: “He’s a natural goalscorer – you can see that.
“His confidence is flying at the moment with four goals in the past week, and it was a great finish yesterday against West Ham.
“If he can continue that form for us I’m sure it’ll only be a matter of time until he gets that call again.”
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