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Jarvis eyeing England call-up

17 Aug 2013 08:46:54

Jarvis eyeing England call-up

West Ham winger Matt Jarvis is determined to force his way back into the England set-up so he does not go down in the record books as a one-cap wonder.

But the 27-year-old must first win his battle for a regular place at Upton Park following the arrival of Stewart Downing, another left winger eyeing an England recall.

Sam Allardyce is convinced that national manager Roy Hodgson will be at Upton Park this season, monitoring the progress of Downing and Andy Carroll ahead of a potential World Cup campaign.

Jarvis, who made his only England appearance against Ghana in 2011, does not want to be the forgotten man.

"Every team has competition for places and we have a very strong competition. Hopefully it will bring the best out of everyone and if we can get people watching here we can try and push for England places as well," he said.

"I would love to get back in there with England. I just have to make sure I play well for West Ham."

Allardyce is excited by the attacking and creative options he has assembled this season.

Jarvis, Downing, Joe Cole, Ricardo Vaz Te and Ravel Morrison are all competing for the chance to supply strikers Carroll and Modibo Maiga.

Hodgson confirmed that Morrison is on the England Under-21 radar after hearing positive reports about his impressive pre-season contribution for West Ham.

Allardyce believes this could be a breakthrough campaign for Morrison, who describes himself as a "changed man" from the teenager who found himself in trouble with the police and the Football Association.


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