Southampton star Nathaniel Clyne ready to take England chances

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne is determined to establish himself as a first-team regular for England.

Nathaniel Clyne’s impressive performances for Southampton this season have seen him earn a call-up to the England national team.

The 23-year-old right-back has been included in the Three Lions squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

With Glen Johnson, Kyle Walker and John Stones all injured, there is a distinct possibility that Clyne could make his debut this week, and he is determined to take his chance.

'I need to go there and the training sessions and show what I am about and hopefully I will get my chance and start for England', Sky Sports quotes him as saying.

'The aim is to take step by step but I am not here for fun and games. I am here to nail my colours to the mast and hopefully I will take that right-back position and make it my own'.

If England manager Roy Hodgson does decide to start Clyne, then he could make his senior debut for his country at London’s Wembley Stadium.

That’s where England will host San Marino on Thursday before flying out to Estonia for the match in Tallinn on Sunday.

Clyne has been a key reason behind Southampton’s impressive performances in the Premier League so far this campaign.

The former Crystal Palace star has scored one goal in seven league appearances. Clyne has a 100% shot accuracy and 82% pass accuracy, while having created three goals and made no defensive errors.

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