"To play in the World Cup would make everybody proud," said Nobby today.
"I don't know if Alan made his decision before England qualified for the finals, but you have to respect his decision.
"But if it was me, I would want to play. Alan is certainly good enough to still be playing for England. He gets 20 goals every season and England need a player like that.
"You need experienced players and from England's point of view if is a pity that he's not playing."