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Portsmouth keeper James: England performance was decent

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James says he was pleased to keep a cleansheet on his England recall.

James described England's performance in their 0-0 draw with Algeria as "decent".

He said: "It's been a long time, three attempts to play my first game so that was nice.

"But any initial feelings were quickly put aside and I focused on trying to win the game.

"The situation is the same, it's a 23-man squad, the manager needs to find arguably the best XI to win games and as I said before, I knew me having the number one on my back didn't guarantee me starting matches.

"It's nice to play and keep a clean sheet, defensively it was a decent performance.

"We train hard now for a few days and wait for the selection again five minutes before we leave again on Wednesday."

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