Sunderland striker Darren Bent is pleased to be back in Fabio Capello's England squad.
Bent missed out on the World Cup with England but has been included in Capello's 23-man squad for Wednesday's clash at Wembley.
"I'm delighted to be back in the England squad; getting called up for your country is a great feeling," Bent told safc.com at the team's HQ in Germany prior to the friendly against Hoffenheim.
"It's a great boost before the season even starts; hopefully I can do well, take my chance and press my claims to become a regular part of the international squad.
"Playing for your country at Wembley is a great honour for any player so hopefully I can get on.
"I will go down there and give it my all, then see what happens."
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