Date: 31st January 2013 at 4:49pm
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Reading manager Brian McDermott has said striker Adam Le Fondre is capable of playing for England.

The 26-year old came off the bench against Chelsea yesterday to score two very important goals to earn the Royals a point against the European Champions. It is Alfie’s sixth goal coming off of the bench this campaign and is being talked about for a potential England call-up.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, McDermott said: ‘Well, you tell me what his chances are. I just hope Ray Lewington [England assistant manager] didn`t leave at 2-0! I`ll give him a ring and make sure, he probably thinks we lost 2-0! It was a masterclass of finishing.’

‘I spoke to Adam when he joined us and said England has to be something you look at it. That`s his goal, he`s one of the top English goalscorers and it`ll be interesting to see. And I`m not selling him! We did his contract recently and I am very, very glad we did!’
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Unfortunately, Alfie hasn’t been selected in Roy Hodgson’s most recent squad for Brazil, not that it surprises me though. However, if he continues to score goals at this level, I certainly wouldn’t put it beyond him to earn a cap for his country.

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