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Burnley defender James Tarkowski desperate for England chance

Burnley defender James Tarkowski is desperate to break into England's starting XI.

Tarkowski has spoken about the difficulties of replacing Manchester City's John Stones for England.

“Obviously Stonesy isn't here so there is a position vacant at the moment," said Tarkowski.

“I want to be a part of the team and be playing, but I understand how hard it is just to make the squad never mind make the starting XI. But I will be doing everything I can to impress.

“It is nice to know that the people in charge of picking the teams believe in the player you are and what you are doing.

“I don't think I am the finished article. I always work hard on my game to improve and, knowing the managers are backing the work I'm doing, it gives you the confidence to go out there and show what you can do."

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