James hopes for England call
David James has confirmed that he is still keen to be considered for a recall to the England squad.
Last Updated: 12/05/11 9:55am
Veteran goalkeeper David James has confirmed that he is still keen to be considered for a recall to the England squad.
James won the last of his 53 caps in the second round defeat by Germany at last year's World Cup finals in South Africa.
He has not been considered by Fabio Capello in recent months, but has been a virtual ever-present in the Championship for Bristol City this season.
An opening in the England squad has appeared after Birmingham City keeper Ben Foster confirmed on Wednesday that he is taking an indefinite break from international football.
Robert Green is likely to be promoted to Joe Hart's back-up but, with Paul Robinson also retired from international football, the third spot appears to be up for grabs.
James has not given up hope of playing for his country again and the 40-year-old is adamant that he will never retire from the England scene.
"I haven't retired yet. I wouldn't retire," said James.
"You work hard enough to be in a position to be called up so it would be foolish in my eyes to give away that opportunity.
"To play in the national stadium in any event, be it a friendly or a World Cup qualifier, would be something I'd never want to miss out on."