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Southampton goalkeeper McCarthy determined to impress Southgate

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is determined to impress England coach Gareth Southgate this week.

Having replaced Fraser Forster in December, the goalkeeper played such a key role in saving Saints from relegation that he was voted the club's player of the season by both fans and team-mates.

McCarthy said, "Obviously I've been called up for a reason and there's now four of us here, but it's a time for me to go out there and prove what I can do.

"We're away for seven or eight days, so it's enough time to sort of show him what I can do. And at the end of the day, I want to give him a decision to make. Obviously it's an unbelievable feeling to be back here.

"I've been in two squads before but that was quite a while ago, so obviously after the World Cup and everything that has gone on it's been a positive for English football.

"It's nice to be back involved and a part of it."

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