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Martinez: Osman deserves call

Everton manager Roberto Martinez hinted that midfielder Leon Osman should be back in the England fold after his impressive performance in Saturday's 4-1 win over Fulham.

Osman scored the opener in the romp over Fulham, drawing praise from his Spanish manager, who labelled him a "bright, bright footballer".

The 32-year-old has two caps for England, but he has not featured since the 8-0 demolition of San Marino back in March.

Martinez said: "There are thinkers and the players who don't think.

"Leon is a bright, bright footballer. He takes in concepts and ideas. He always gives you something different.

"Leon showed he can still have a role for England and can still help the national side."