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Reading's Shorey waiting for England chance

Reading fullback Nicky Shorey isn't getting carried away with the prospect of playing for England in Wednesday's crucial Euro2008 qualifier against Russia.

Shorey is one of the men on stand-by to return to the starting XI with Ashley Cole forced out by the ankle injury sustained during the second half of the 3-0 defeat of Estonia at Wembley on Saturday.

"It is all ifs and buts. The team is not going to be picked now. We will reassess, get some training in and go from there," the 26-year-old said. "You always want to play, but it is hard in the national team when there are so many good players."

"I am just happy to be involved and do whatever I can for the team," he added.

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