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Tarkowski reveals England hopes

12th March 2019, 05:37 by Michael Holland

James Tarkowski believes he is getting back to his best for Burnley and hopes it is enough to earn him an England call.

The 26-year-old was on standby for the England squad ahead of the World Cup last summer following some fine performances for the Clarets but has struggled to break into Gareth Southgate's plans since.

A hernia operation over the summer has not helped matters, with the player admitting it has taken him time to start producing his best form once again.

Tarkowski impressed in Burnley's recent eight-game unbeaten run and hopes that he has done enough to get another chance from Southgate in the next international break.

“When I had surgery and came back initially I had a bit of fitness to get back as I had missed a bit of training before that and it took a bit of time,” said the centre back.

“I wasn’t always pleased with my performances but I just feel comfortable out there now. I’m enjoying being part of the team and working hard and getting the rewards for it.”

The next squad is announced on Wednesday and Tarkowski added: “Of course. I’d be more than happy to turn up for my country if called up."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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