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Hearts winger Driver tells Scotland chiefs: It's England for me

Hearts winger Andy Driver has declared his international future to England after impressing for the U21s.

The winger, who played for Scotland at schoolboy level, was handed his first Under-21 cap for the Auld Enemy against Germany on Monday night.

And Oldham-born Driver produced an all-action display in the 1-1 draw to play himself into contention for Friday's European Championship semi-final with hosts Sweden.

He admitted: "I can't believe this issue has come up again because I just want to focus on this tournament.

"I think we can do well. We've got the quality to win it but we've got to take it a game at a time. I found out I was playing against Germany on the morning before the game. I had a feeling that I might get a chance. It was a case of the manager deciding to stick with the same team or go with other players.

"We had trained really hard so he decided to show faith in us. I felt the game went well. It was a big pitch and there were lots of chances to get on the ball.

"You enjoy having quality around you, and everyone reads the game so well. The manager thought I did well. I had not played for seven weeks so I was finding it hard to catch my breath."

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