Tom Huddlestone insists he will 'never give up hope' in relation to making the England national team.
The 27-year old Hull City midfielder, who has played four times for the Three Lions, has been constantly overlooked for international selection due to the presence of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and Chelsea icon Frank Lampard (now with Manchester City).
But with the aforementioned two are no longer on the England scene after announcing the respective retirements which has opened the door for former Tottenham man Huddlestone to force his way into Roy Hodgson's plans.
"Gerrard and Lampard are two players who have been in and around the England camp for over ten years and have been in every squad," he told talkSPORT's Drivetime.
"Their retirement has paved the way for the manager to try something new.
"Unfortunately I wasn't called up this time [for the Three Lions' recent friendlies and Euro 2016 qualifiers] but I'll never give up hope."
Huddlestone, who joined the Tigers in the summer of 2013, made his England debut back in 2009 but has not featured for the national team since playing in a friendly against Sweden in 2012.
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