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Bolton's Muamba targets more goals to progress at international level

England U21 international Fabrice Muamba has seen Ashley Young, Gabby Agbonlahor and, most recently, Jack Wilshere all take the next step to the full Three Lions squad. Muamba feels he needs to be scoring more often in order for Fabio Capello to notice his talents.

Muamba has garnered just one goal this term in 27 Premier League games for Bolton and is yet to open his international account after 29 games for his country.

"I'm forever grateful for being able to play week in, week out for Bolton, but I think I need to be more consistent and score more goals for them," he told skysports.com.

"If I can do that then I'll catch people's attention more because that is what I need to do. That's how people get in the senior England squad, by scoring goals.

"It's not really what I'm known for but I think I need to start moving forward more in my play. That's my best chance of getting in the senior team.

"You look at the senior team and see people like Jordan Henderson getting their chance there last year and a couple of other boys have gone forward from this team as well.

"I suppose if you keep doing well for your club and well for the U-21s your chance will come. I've never spoken to the manager about it. I'd never ask him about that.

"You can't waste too much time thinking about it, you just have to keep training as hard as you can."

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