Carl Jenkinson targeting England call-up after West Ham move

The right-back is hoping to catch the eye of Roy Hodgson playing for West Ham United during his loan spell from Arsenal.

West Ham United right-back Carl Jenkinson is eyeing a place in the England squad during his time on loan at Upton Park from Arsenal.

The right-back position seems to be one up for grabs in the England team at the moment, with Everton centre-back John Stones filling in during England's Euro 2016 qualification win against Switzerland in Basel last week.

However, the 22-year-old has told the Daily Mirror he is aware of the competition he faces in order to get into the national side.

He said: "A few of the England boys have retired in the past couple of months. Glen Johnson is in his 30s now. 

"After that there are boys like myself, Kyle Walker, Callum Chambers and Nathaniel Clyne, a few young right-backs. As much as any of them, I want to be in that England squad. I believe I am capable of that."

Walker is currently recovering from a pelvis injury, which makes that particular place in the England squad up for grabs, but given that Callum Chambers was recently selected for the side, Hodgson may opt for him in that role in the near future before either Clyne or Jenkinson himself gets the opportunity to impress.

But John Stones put in a composed performance on international duty last time out, and may be hard to remove if he is given the chance to put in those performances on a consistent basis.

Jenkinson has been used more as a squad player at Arsenal, and has made 57 appearances for the club, but the spell at Sam Allardyce's side could give him more regular game time and a chance to impress.

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