FORMER international striker Clinton Morrison feels Dominic Solanke should make England’s Euro 2024 squad this summer, insisting: “His movement is fantastic.”

Striker Morrison made 36 appearances for Republic of Ireland between 2001 and 2006, scoring nine times and was part of the squad for the 2002 World Cup.

The 44-year-old has since retired and now works as a pundit.

Discussing in-form Cherries frontman Solanke, former Crystal Palace forward Morrison told OLBG: “Solanke is a top player. The clubs he was at when he was younger, Liverpool and Chelsea, he just didn't get the opportunities and when he first signed for Bournemouth, they had Callum Wilson there, so he didn't get the opportunity.

"He's the main man now, there’s no doubting that. Being the first choice number nine, you think everything relies on you and that's what he's doing at the moment by stepping up to the plate. 

"I think his movement is fantastic. His hat-trick he scored against Nottingham Forest was brilliant. The glancing headers are the most difficult headers, and to put them where he put them past the goalkeeper into the top corner is fantastic. I like him.

"He can hold the play up, he can link the play. All he's got to do is keep doing what he's doing because if he's doing this and coming into the Euros in the summer, it gives Gareth Southgate a big headache.

"He's a top player, still young, has loads of ability, can lead the line, and he's causing a lot of problems.

“At the start of the season, everyone thought Bournemouth were going to struggle, but Solanke had a big part in getting them up the table and pushing the top half." 

Asked if he feels Solanke can add to his solitary England cap and make it to the Euros this summer, Morrison added: "Based on current form I think he should be in the squad.

“I think Ivan Toney will be in the mix, as will Callum Wilson and Solanke.

“Harry Kane is going to start no matter what, so it depends on what Southgate wants. If he wants to take two other number nines for competition he could take more wide men who can play as a number nine.

"All that Solanke and the others can do is just keep scoring goals from now to the end of the season, and give the England manager a decision to make.

“That’s exactly what you want if you’re an England fan going into Euros, you want players that are in form, and Southgate wants in-form players to pick from."

England have been drawn in a group alongside Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia for the tournament in Germany, which gets underway in June.