Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross has not given up hope of another England cap after being overlooked by Roy Hodgson in the past 18 months. The 26-year-old centre-back made his only England appearance as a substitute in a friendly against Sweden, back in November 2012.

Asked about his England debut, he said: "I haven't spoken to him since then.

"I thought if I had a good season, which I thought I had, I would have a chance but this time it wasn't to be.

"It is a target of mine to get back in the squad, so hopefully if I can play well enough I can make it impossible for him to not pick me.

"That's my mission for next year and hopefully I can get back into that squad."

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