Beattie has England hope
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
James Beattie has not given up hope of returning to the England fold.Everton striker James Beattie has not given up hope of returning to the England fold.
The powerful striker has not featured for his country since an appearance against Denmark in 2003 and his cause has not been helped by inconsistent form since his move to Goodison Park from Southampton.
Beattie admits he has not been at his best this term, but feels he can still catch the eye of Three Lions chief Sven Goran Eriksson.
"I suppose you're always looking to get in the squad, but I haven't played for six weeks, though I feel I can recapture the form of last season and two seasons ago and hopefully get back in," he told Everton's website.
"I think I have got plenty to offer but it is at the discretion of the manager and it is down to me.
"I've just got to try and play well for Everton and see what happens."