QPR's Charlie Austin could be the next big player for England

Charlie Austin has taken the Premier League by storm and his hattrick against West Bromwich Albion in QPR's 3-2 victory on Saturday was another reminder about why he deserves to be drafted in the English national team squad.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Dec 21, 2014, 16:56 PM IST
QPR's Charlie Austin could be the next big player for England

New Delhi: Charlie Austin has taken the Premier League by storm and his hattrick against West Bromwich Albion in QPR's 3-2 victory on Saturday was another reminder about why he deserves to be drafted in the English national team squad.

Austin has been on fire in the domestic league and has notched up 11 goals in the season. He is the third highest scorer behind Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Chelsea's Diego Costa.

The former League One and Championship player has shone in the big league and that serves as a major boost for QPR's surviving battle this season.

England manager Roy Hodgson will be wary of the threat Austin promises to deliver that could come handy for the Three Lions. With Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge in the mix, Austin serves a big option as well in the attacking dimension.

It will be interesting to see if Austin only gets a call for some friendlies or two because with his ability he deserves more than that. But again the fight for attackers upfront in England is a big one. Several other players such as Saido Berahino, Andy Carroll, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert are all in the zone eyeing for the striker's role.

For now Austin is QPR's main man and will play a major role in Harry Redknapp's scheme of things, and if his form continues in the same manner, Hodgson will definitely get tempted to give him game time and from there one may never know, Austin could well go on to be the next big thing for England!

But he needs more time there and not a cameo.