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Should Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas’ performance against Hull put him in contention for England?

With two goals and an assist, there was a stand out performer for Bournemouth even in what could go down as one of the best results in club history as they saw off Hull City with a convincing 6-1 victory on Saturday afternoon, and that man was Junior Stanislas. Once at Burnley under Eddie Howe, the former West Ham man excelled and continued to show the glimpses of real quality he has previously shown.

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Rising to fame with a superb display against Manchester United last year which gave his side another famous victory, Stanislas has struggled to produce such high quality performances on a regular basis but when he has, it has been to deadly effect. With three chances created, one converted as an assist, he tore the Hull City backline apart.

The former Southend United loanee stepped up to the plate to score two goals himself, with one from the penalty spot and another another back-post rocket into the back of the net, which put the result beyond doubt as the Cherries went 4-1 up against a shakey looking Phil Whelan side.

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Stanislas will hope to make the most of his good form to establish himself as a regular having started every game for which he was been available for Eddie Howe this term. Featuring on both the left and the right wing, questions could soon be asked as to whether he could provide an option on the international stage as Gareth Southgate struggles to find a solution to a lack of width out wide with Jesse Lingard failing to live up to expectations up against Malta and Slovenia.

The 26-year-old already has caps at youth level for England, twice featuring for the under 21s during Stuart Pearce’s reign in the 2009/10 season. Now, he could soon see himself become an option for Gareth Southgate on the senior national team with his pace, delivery and finishing something that is sorely lacking in the current set up.

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