West Brom's Shorey remaining calm over any England recall

West Bromwich Albion defender Nicky Shorey is not building his hopes up of a return to the England set-up.

West Bromwich Albion defender Nicky Shorey is not building his hopes up of a return to the England set-up.

Shorey has impressed for the Baggies so far this season after rediscovering the form that saw him earn two caps for the Three Lions in 2007 during his spell at Reading.

But the left-back soon became a forgotten man in the international scene, as well as in the Premier League, as a switch to Aston Villa saw the 29-year-old's career stall.

He told Albion's official website: "I am not thinking about England at all.

"After the two years I have had, which have been very frustrating, all I am thinking about is enjoying my football.

"People out there will make decisions on those things and I don't worry myself about them.

"I am just delighted to have been given a chance by this club and delighted that I can get out on the pitch and show people how much I am enjoying it."

On the idea of quitting the chance to represent his country, Shorey added: "I would never retire from international football. If ever they need me I will be there.

"Whether it's to play or to pick up cones I will be there to do it!"

 
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