England, as an international body have shown promising signs that their gap between them and other great International teams has shortened.
The next few generations looks to have England finally ready to compete for international honours. England's Young Lions continue to impress at all levels, but there's still a case for youth players finding minutes for their respective clubs at senior level.
Hirst, 18, is the son of former Wednesday hero David Hirst, and has come up through the ranks at Hillsborough having been tipped for stardom with the Owls.
Though, Hirst will be out of contract at the end of the season, and his reluctance to re-sign with Wednesday could be another factor why manager,
While Hirst was scoring 40 goals across different age levels last season, the Owls were busy stockpiling more senior strikers such as,
Hirst has not played for Wednesday at any age level this season, and Carvalhal said it was "completely out of my orbit.
"He's not a player who is involved with us. 'I am the manager but I'm not a person to do contracts and talk about these things."
Hirst's only competitive football comes from, no surprise, with England. After this international break he will face the prospect of no competitive action until the Under 19s meet again at the end of February.
Wednesday rejected a bid from Leicester in August worth £2m and Leeds had a formal approach turned down. However, both clubs, as well as others, will be on alert as Hirst's contract debacle stagnates towards his free agency next summer