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West Ham's Upson maintains England hopes

West Ham defender Matthew Upson hasn't given up his England ambitions.

He said: "I am very focused and positive about my future. I am working incredibly hard and getting as fit as I can possibly be.

"Hopefully with the work I am doing and the application and attitude I am carrying, it will give me every chance of getting in the England squad."

And Upson is confident he knows what he needs to do to achieve that.

"A long consistent run of form is something I need to put together and I feel the last few games I have been doing that.

"There has always been a lot of competition to get in the England defence.

"But I am doing all the things I can to get me back into that squad. Playing for West Ham is a big stage and a place where I am enjoying playing."

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