Shawcross ready for first cap

Stoke City defender is confident he will get a chance to prove his worth with England after his latest call-up.

Last Updated: 13/11/12 at 13:17 Post Comment

Ryan Shawcross: Training with England

Ryan Shawcross: Training with England

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Shawcross was included in the England squad for the third time as Roy Hodgson prepares his men for the friendly against Sweden on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old admits he is feeling comfortable in the England set-up and is now aiming to become a permanent feature at international level.

"It's always good to come away with the national team and now I've been a few times I'm starting to feel at home," Shawcross said ahead of the trip to Stockholm.

"If you're playing well, you get noticed. At Stoke last year, we played in Europe and that got us a few headlines.

"On a personal note, if I'm doing okay and being consistent, then I always felt that I had enough to hopefully break into the England squad and luckily enough I have done, so I want to stay in it.

"There's a lot of experienced players ahead of me and it's up to me to perform well in training. Hopefully I can play well when I get a chance."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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