No allegiance for Pilkington
Norwich City attacker Anthony Pilkington is not pondering where his international allegiance lies.
Last Updated: 01/11/11 6:01pm
Norwich City attacker Anthony Pilkington is not pondering where his international allegiance lies, should the Republic of Ireland or England come calling.
Pilkington, 23, has been in fine form for the Canaries in the Premier League so far this season and impressed against his boyhood club Blackburn during a 3-3 draw on Saturday.
The Lancashire-born player has previously represented the Republic of Ireland Under-21s but is not considering his international future at this time.
"If they both came in I'd have to think about it, but I'm not thinking about that. I'm just enjoying my football down here at Norwich," he told the Eastern Daily Press.
"I'm not thinking about any international call-ups or anything like that, I just want to concentrate on getting the three points each week and playing well.
"It just shows how well as a group we are playing and that people are taking note of what we're doing and the quality we've got at the club - with one or two people being linked with the international set-ups it proves we're a great squad and we are doing really well at the moment."
Pilkington believes Norwich deserve all their plaudits on their return to the Premier League, with Paul Lambert's men currently eighth in the table.
He added: "It just shows when you've got the likes of Steve Morison and Grant Holt in the box you are going to try and get as many crosses as possible in because you know they're going to attack it, and that's what Holty does best.
"Most of the lads are in the same boat. There's only one or two that have played in the Premier League before, so we've got a squad of young British players coming up together into the league who are getting known, especially with the manager who's never managed in the Premier League either.
"He just says to us you deserve to be here so go out and show everyone what you can do."