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Gary Hooper wants England call-up

Hooper wants England call-up
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Gary Hooper thinks his Celtic form could earn him a shock call-up to England's Euro 2012 squad.

Celtic striker Gary Hooper is hoping that his SPL form will help project him into the England squad for Euro 2012.

The 24-year-old has yet to play for his country but strengthened his claim for a place in Roy Hodgson's side by netting all five goals in Celtic's 5-0 thrashing of Hearts as they lifted the league title on Sunday.

Hooper has scored 29 goals in all competitions this season and is looking to finally get a chance on the national stage.

"I'd love to be called up for England. That's been my dream since I was a boy, along with playing in the Premiership. Even if I was called up just to train and be around the rest of the squad, that would be fantastic," said Hooper.

"It has been frustrating in a way to be overlooked. I scored 22 last season and 29 this season so it's frustrating to score all these goals and not get a look in so far.

"When [Fabio] Capello was manager I thought he just looked in the Premiership for English players, but with Roy Hodgson it could be different. He's a top manager and I personally feel I've got another chance to play for England now."

Hodgson will announce his squad for the European Championships on Wednesday.

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