Everton defender Jagielka aims to be vocal about England place

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is ready to shout himself an England place.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is ready to shout himself an England place.

Jagielka says he is willing to become more vocal to try to secure a place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI for the forthcoming friendlies.

"That’s something I have had to develop and learn over the past five or six seasons at Everton," said Jagielka.

"I am quite vocal on the pitch, so it comes as a natural progression to have that role in the team.

"The first job is to get myself in the starting XI. If I can do that, I will try and play the way I have done as captain at Everton. I do enjoy that. Once I am comfortable in a place, I am quite a loud person anyway. It comes quite naturally to me.

"If you ask my central defensive partners and full backs, they will probably tell you I try to talk as much as possible.

"It just depends who is around me and whether I can breathe or not. If the manager does see me that way, it is a fantastic compliment."

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