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Burnley defender James Tarkowski not giving up on England

Burnley defender James Tarkowski is determined to work harder to return to the England squad.

Nick Pope was the only Burnley player to make the cut for the squad, as he is joined by former Clarets Tom Heaton and Kieron Trippier.

“I feel good, I have had a full pre-season behind me and I have come back in really good shape," said Tarkowski to Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

“That has allowed me to get to the level of performance that I want. I have still got to prove myself at this level and that is what I am looking to do.

“I am always looking to improve and I still feel like I am at an age where I have progress to make and I will be looking to do that as well.

“I am always looking to be see if I I am going to be involved, I always feel as though I am working hard enough especially recently, I feel like I have been performing well.

“I have not made it, which is obviously disappointing, but that shows I still have to work to do and I will be working as hard as ever to show that.

“I am sure the England manager will be watching me amongst many other players, I have just got to keep performing and show what I can do."

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