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Southampton boss Puel says Austin ready for England call

Southampton boss Claude Puel hopes Charlie Austin has played his way into the England squad.

Austin has scored five goals in his last four matches, and with Tottenham's Harry Kane out injured there is talk of an England call-up for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia in a fortnight, especially given Sam Allardyce's assistant Sammy Lee was in the stands to see him score at West Ham.

"It's important for me and for the team that he scored with his first chance. This is a striker with confidence."

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