Nathaniel Clyne hoping to join Southampton team-mates in England squad
Nathaniel Clyne is hoping to soon become the fourth Southampton player to be called into the England squad.
Last Updated: 12/11/13 7:48am
Southampton's outstanding start to the Premier League season has not gone unnoticed by England boss Hodgson.
Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez are all training with England this week ahead of friendlies with Chile and Germany.
And Hodgson said: "Clyne is always in our thoughts," when asked about other players who could be challenging for a place in his squad.
The 22-year-old right-back, a former England Under-19s and 21s international, has impressed since swapping Crystal Palace for St Mary's last year.
"It shows that my good form is being looked at, and hopefully if I keep on performing the way I am I'll get a shot at performing with England," Clyne said.
"That would be a dream come true, really. We're all flying high at the moment. We must be doing something right.
"Players are getting looked at to go and play for England. Hopefully they represent well and hopefully if I keep performing I can get my call-up as well."
Clyne certainly did not let himself down on Saturday, when Hodgson was amongst those at St Mary's for Southampton's 4-1 win against Hull.
"I'm happy with my performance," said the right-back, who played an important role in two goals.
"I thought I defended well and got forward well to help out with the attacking players.
"I got an assist which I'm pleased about. I'm just always looking to improve, and hopefully Roy saw my performance and he had something to think about."