Nathaniel Clyne targets England call-up

Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton kicks the ball during a friendly match between Southampton FC and UE Llagostera at the Josep Pla i Arbones Stadium on July 17, 2013
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Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne hopes that his recent form will help earn him a call-up to the England squad.

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne has said that he is hopeful of earning a call-up to the England squad.

The 23-year-old has started the season in good form and scored the winning goal for his club in their League Cup victory over Arsenal in midweek.

Clyne has played at Under-21 level for England and he believes that if he maintains his current standard of performances then a cap at senior level is within his reach.

"I think I've done pretty well and have got to keep performing well and hopefully my chance will come soon. If I can do well I can get the call-up," The Mirror quotes him as saying.

Clyne is in his third season at Southampton, having joined the club from Crystal Palace in 2012.

Southampton's English defender Nathaniel Clyne (R) shoots to score their second goal during the English League Cup third round football match against Arsenal on September 23, 2014
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