Brentford manager Thomas Frank believes that Roco Henry should be considered for England selection. The defender was in the PFA Championship Team of the 2019/20 season and has started all games in the Premier League this season. The defender was signed by Walsall in 2016 for £1.5m. Despite Southgate having an embarrassment of riches in the left-back position, Frank feels that Henry is close to being recognized at the senior level.
“Rico has done fantastic so far in the Premier League. He had a little bit of a slow start, the first two to five games, but then I thought he really got up to pace.” Brentford boss Thomas Frank said. “He also had a little bit of a staggered pre-season, so he’s in a really good place. He’s developing every single day and I’m pretty sure Gareth Southgate is very aware of Rico Henry.”
“Charlie deserves a lot of praise for his fantastic mentality. He’s always one of the best trainers,” he added. “He’s been unlucky with so many different things, illness and injuries and Covid and so on. I don’t know how many games he played in the Championship, but it was very few. So if you jump from League Two to the Premier League, and now he’s just played three games in a row and I think he’s done well. They were solid performances and I’ve praised him for that. It’s a fantastic story for every football boy or girl out there that there is an opportunity for all of us.”