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Man City defender Lescott chasing England recall

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott hopes to fight back into the England reckoning.

Lescott has returned to the first team after recovering from injury.

Lescott, watched on Saturday by England manager Fabio Capello, told City's website: "If I can hit a level of consistency then hopefully I can get myself in the England squad this summer.

"It was horrible being on the sidelines. It's never nice to miss games and I'm not the greatest company when I do. I just had to focus on regaining my fitness.

"I'm delighted to be back and happy with my form. I've had to work hard at getting fit, and I owe a big thank-you to the medical staff who've helped my recovery.

"We've a great squad - Dedryck Boyata proved he can play and Vincent Kompany has been outstanding as always. But I like to think that if given the chance I can keep the shirt."

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