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Shawcross happy to remain with Stoke despite constant England disappointment

Stoke City skipper Ryan Shawcross is happy with his life at the Britannia Stadium despite it denying him a career with England.

The 27-year old still harbours hope for a recall to the Three Lions setup around 30 months after last representing his nation.

The Potters defender came on as a second-half substitute in England's 4-2 friendly defeat against Sweden in November, 2012 but says he wouldn't change his status at Stoke in order to gain more regular action for his country.

"I don't know, you'd have to move to see," he told Sky Sports News HQ when asked if he would consider leaving Stoke to enhance his England chances.

"I feel like I'm playing well enough to get in the squad, but unfortunately I've not been picked. There are a lot of good centre-halves out there so it's going to be difficult, but all I can do is my stuff on the pitch.

"Hopefully if I play well enough I'll get back in that squad, and if not then I've tried my hardest and hopefully played well."

Shawcross further claims that he is content with his life with the Potters.

"In football, you never know - a team might come in and make an offer, the club might accept it and then you've got a decision to make - but until Stoke City accept an offer I'm a Stoke City player," Shawcross added.

"I'm very happy, I've got three years left on my contract and it looks like I'll be seeing them out."

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