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Tottenham ace Parker won't take England place for granted

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker says he won't take his England place for granted.

Parker has started five of the last seven matches since impressing as a second half substitute against Denmark in Copenhagen in February.

When asked if he thought he was guaranteed to go to Poland and the Ukraine next summer, Parker said: "Not really. Football has chucked up a lot of surprises in my career.

"There is no complacency. I realise how tough it is going to be. I need to retain my form.

"There are a lot of players who will come back into the squad (Jack Wilshere and Steven Gerrard included).

"But I've come a long way in six months. Six months ago I wasn't even really involved."

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