Pardew tips Mullins for England
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Pardew believes Hayden Mullins could play for England.West Ham boss Alan Pardew believes Hayden Mullins could gatecrash England's World Cup squad.
Pardew has been impressed by Mullins' performances this season and he feels he could do a job for England.
Mullins has been a consistent performer for West Ham this season and Pardew believes the former Crystal Palace ace and other players such as Jimmy Bullard are too easily overlooked by Sven Goran Eriksson.
"I think there's a few players in the Premiership that get overlooked," Pardew told Sky Sports News.
"Jimmy Bullard at Wigan should be looked at, in my opinion, and these names are new names to The Premiership but that doesn't mean to say they haven't performed to a very high level.
"We have ourselves Hayden Mullins. You look at that role, sitting in front of the back four, I would bet there's not been anyone as consistent as Hayden Mullins doing that role but he hardly gets a mention.
"One of the good things about the current England manager, of course, is that he comes to all games.
"He's always at a game and I know he is aware of Hayden Mullins and I know he's appreciative of what he does for us."