Micah Richards targeting England recall to send Manchester City into seventh heaven

09 September 2010 02:22
Mighty Micah: Richards has impressed this season[LNB]Micah Richards has set his sights on becoming Manchester City's seventh representative in the England side. [LNB] City dominated the England line up in the 3-1 win over Switzerland on Tuesday night with Gareth Barry, Adam Johnson, Shaun Wright-Phillips, James Milner, Joleon Lescott and Joe Hart all finishing the game. [LNB] And Richards, recently recalled to the Under 21 squad thanks to his fine early-season form for City, is hoping to push on and earn another chance with the senior squad. [LNB]The right back has won 12 England caps to date, with his last appearance coming in 2007.[LNB] Richards said: 'I want to push on and get in the seniors now, and there is no reason why I can't if I'm starting in Manchester City's team.'[LNB] He added that the backing he has received from Under 21 boss Stuart Pearce has spurred him on to achieve greater things in his career. [LNB]He said: 'When the boss has confidence in you that definitely helps your game, and for him to say that if I concentrate I can become one of the best defenders in England is quite a compliment to get from your manager.[LNB] City boys: Adam Johnson (left) and Gareth Barry (second left) are among the England contingent from the win in Basle to ply their trade at Eastlands[LNB] 'I wouldn't say I've got the hunger back because I never lost it. But I think the increased competition in our squad has made me play a little bit better. [LNB]'I want that to continue for the rest of the season. If we can win something for the fans and I'm playing well, then there's no reason why I can't get back in the England squad.' [LNB] As six City players help to beat the Swiss, a brief history of Club EnglandEngland No 1 Hart offered a bumper £90k-a-week deal to stick with Man CityBalotelli out for six weeks as City's £23m man undergoes knee surgeryMANCHESTER CITY FC

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