Yeovil Town supporters will probably tell you that it's been on the cards since the 2009-10 season. At that time, a 17 year old Steven Caulker from Tottenham Hotspur swept the end of season awards after he featured in 46 matches for the Glovers, as part of a loan deal that gave him his first steps in competitive first team football.
Having played this summer in four matches for Team GB as part of the London 2012 Olympics, Caulker's impressive performances in an Under-23 squad have been enough to see him called up into the full England squad for the first time.
Manager Roy Hodgson has named a slightly experimental and youthful squad for the full international against Italy that will take place in Berne next week. The squad will meet up on Sunday evening before travelling to Switzerland on Tuesday, and will then take to the field next Wednesday at the Stade de Suisse for the international friendly.
Whether Caulker steps foot on the field or not, his recognition is proof once again that his career progression from a Spurs youth player into what will no doubt be full England caps given time, continues at a fast pace, despite him still being only 20 years old.
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Ashley Young (Manchester United).
Forwards: Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).
Link: Steven Caulker : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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