Brentford head coach Thomas Frank believes Ivan Toney deserves another chance with England for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
The 26-year-old striker became the second-highest scorer in English history with 15 goals. Premier League Behind Harry Kane this season, he has yet to win an international trophy.
He was called up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Nations League games against Italy and Germany in the fall, but was not featured in either and was unable to cut for the World Cup.
Toney has pleaded guilty to 262 charges against him for violating FA gambling rules by betting on football, but it appears he has not yet been penalized, is available for selection and Southgate is at Goodison Park on Saturday. One of his bad performances in a 1-0 loss to Everton.
“If you look at performances, I don’t think you can beat him, but I know there are different types and it depends on what kind of forwards he[Southgate]wants,” said Frank.
“But I think he’s been number two behind Harry in goals and assists – which are two pretty good numbers to be top of – and in his performances.
“I understand that (Marcus) Rashford can also play as a forward, striker or winger, he’s a different type.
“I understand it’s a difficult situation overall, but I think he’s a very good striker.”