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PAUL LAM­BERT reck­ons Fabian Delph has an out­side chance of mak­ing Roy Hodgson’s squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

The mid­fielder, 23, has made a storm­ing start to the sea­son on the back of a good end to last term.

Delph (left) ar­rived at Villa for £6mil­lion from Leeds in Au­gust 2009 billed as one of the coun­try’s hottest prop­er­ties – yet the for­mer Eng­land Un­der-21 ace’s time has been blighted by in­juries.

Asked about Delph’s chances of a call-up from Three Lions chief Hodgson, Lam­bert, whose team host Rother­ham tonight, replied: “I’ll let Eng­land worry about Eng­land.

“My job is to worry about Fabian and As­ton Villa, but the way he’s play­ing you never know.

“I’m pretty sure there’s more to come from him. The way he has started the sea­son is great. If we keep him fit and healthy, the way he is play­ing, it’s up to him­self how far he goes.”

Rother­ham chair­man Tony Ste­wart says they could sign three play­ers be­fore the trans­fer dead­line.

He said: “Man­ager Steve Evans wants what I want and that’s suc­cess.

“Talks are go­ing on be­hind the scenes and I would say there is a 75-85 per cent chance that we will get some­one in.”

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