Midfielder keen to impress while on England duty this week.
Everton midfielder Leon Osman is keen to make the most of his second successive call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad according to Sky Sports.
The Goodison Park star has retained his place in the England side as they look to book their place at next summer’s World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Standing between the squad and their goal are games against San Marino and Montenegro, and the team will know that six points from those two games would leave them strongly placed for qualification.
Osman made his international debut last November in the friendly defeat to Sweden and is keen to add to his solitary international cap.
No player has managed to firmly establish themselves as first-choice on either of England’s flanks and Osman will be hoping to persuade Hodgson of his starting credentials.
England go up against San Marino first, who are the easier of the two opponents, leaving the Hodgson with some room for experimentation as he looks to determine his side for the game against Montenegro.
Osman did his chances no harm with an impressive performance for his side as they defeated last year’s Premier League Champions 2-0. Osman was industrious in the midfield and capped his performance with a well-taken goal against England goalkeeper Joe Hart.
‘To be in the squad means the world to me’, said Osman.
‘I just need to keep my head down, keep working hard and if another chance comes, I have got to take it.’