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Phillips snub baffles Holloway

2012-02-21 11:18:09, Views: 5, ClubCall

Phillips snub baffles Holloway

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway believes the FA have missed a trick by letting Matt Phillips slip through their fingers.

England Under-20 winger Phillips had his superb displays for the the Seasiders rewarded with a call-up to the Scotland senior squad on Monday, for whom he qualifies through his grandparents.

"I think any of the top teams should look seriously at him because I think he's that good," said Holloway. "With his end product at the minute, I can't see anybody being that much better than him in the England set-up.

"That's how much I believe in him and I'm only saying that because he's doing it. I think the boy is coming on in leaps and bounds."

In the Blackpool Gazette, Holloway added: "What more did Matt need to do to get in the Under-21s at least? He wasn't getting picked and I feel a bit irked.

"My country, I believe, has now lost one of the best players it has ever had. He is going to Scotland. I don't blame Matt at all for that."



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