Sven Goran Eriksson made his squad announcement yesterday with our new recruit Paul Robinson one of three goalkeepers but Jermain Defoe missing out on a striker's role. However, he has been named number 24 in the squad and travels to the training camp in Sardinia and takes part in the pre-Euro 2004 tournament in Manchester.
Coach Chris, who has overseen Ledley's development from U17s to reserves to first team and now international in six years at the club, said: "It's fantastic for Ledley and reflective of the type of season he's had for us.
"It was a tough season and Ledley did equally well in midfield but of course, the one performance he had for England at centre-half left a great impression.
"I've no doubts he's in the squad not just because of that one game but because of the form he's shown for us this season.
"I think it's a right inclusion in the squad and almost a gauge of how far he's come now.
"Ledley is one of those players who you would see as a good international player."
Chris Hughton couldn't hide his delight after Ledley King made it into England's Euro 2004 squad.