Jenkinson trains with England

  • Last Updated: October 14 2012, 18:56 BST

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson received his first taste of senior international duty on Sunday when he trained with the England squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Poland.

Carl Jenkinson: Trained with England

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Jenkinson has been spoken of as a potential England international of the future and coach Roy Hodgson has hinted the youngster will be called up for the first time for next month's friendly with Sweden in Gothenburg.

However, with England using Arsenal's training facilities at London Colney on Sunday, Hodgson opted to bring Jenkinson in for the day to gain some experience.

The player has not been called up and will not travel with the rest of the England squad when they head to Warsaw tomorrow.


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Speaking last Thursday, when he announced the squad, Hodgson highlighted how Jenkinson figured in his plans.

The manager said: "Kieran Gibbs, like Jenkinson, has started very well for Arsenal.

"On this occasion, we decided to go with him and keep Jenkinson up our sleeves but he'll be very much in our thoughts when it comes to the next friendly match.

"After speaking to Arsene (Arsenal manager, Wenger) I am also conscious that his rise has been meteoric.

"He's only 20 and it's nice to temper things a little bit, but he wouldn't be out of place in the squad."