Just as a counterpoint to all the inevitable derogatory posts; I like him as a player. Always have done and still do.
For a team so lacking in attacking intent and goal threat, not to have him in the squad (even if it is just on the bench) makes no sense to me.
I used to like him myself but he's offered absolutely nothing for the best part of 18 months now.
And it's not like he's hasn't been given a chance to prove himself.