Watford's Loach keen on Premier League move

03 September 2010 04:38
Scott Loach, the Watford goalkeeper, has targeted a step up to the Premier League in the near future to prove his England credentials. Loach, 22, is part of Fabio Capello's Three Lions squad to face Bulgaria at Wembley on Friday night - but he would only get onto the pitch should first choie keeper Joe Hart and backup Ben Foster suffer injuries. Loach is first-choice keeper at Watford in the Championship, but knows he will only achieve his international ambitions if he is playing regularly in the top flight. The Hornets have made a solid start to the season with five points from four games, but few expect them to be challenging for promotion come May. That would mean a move away from Vicarage Road for Loach, who has previously been linked with Tottenham Hotspur. "I'd definitely have a better chance of getting in the England team if I was playing week in, week out in the Premier League," he told the London Evening Standard. "That's where you've got to look, though there's not really an opening anywhere at the moment where I would walk into a team. "I don't find the idea of stepping up daunting, it's exciting. I believe that if I was to get an opportunity to play at a higher level that I'd be able to step in and do a job as I am confident in my own ability."