Hull City: Michael Turner for England?

Brian RhodesSenior Analyst IMarch 24, 2009

HULL, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 23:   Michael Turner of Hull City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at The KC Stadium on February 23, 2009 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

In the fallout that is Ledley King and his one good leg playing for England, it is worth mentioning that Fabio Capello has curtailed King's inclusion as he is just not fit enough for an England call up. Capello should maybe cast his mind back to watching one of England's best un-capped centre backs at unfashionable Hull City: one Michael Turner.

Michael Turner has been ever present at the back for the Tigers this season only missing out on an FA Cup game against Arsenal. He has netted five times from the back and is a real aerial threat at set pieces.

He has been a defensive stalwart and has thrived in the torrid atmosphere of the Premiership all season long. In a season were the Tigers haven't had the luxury or ability to play the same back four for more than a couple of games at a time since December, Michael Turner has shone as a very solid and classy defender.

Whether Capello will be the England manager to pick the first ever currently serving Hull City player for England is one thing but with the absence of Upson and now King? Yes, he would be behind both Terry and Ferdinhand but maybe it is time for Turner to pull on an England shirt for the first time?