Hammer wants England chance
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Konchesky believes he should get another chance with England.West Ham defender Paul Konchesky believes his Premiership form has earned him the right for another chance with England.
Konchesky's form thus far this term has earned plaudits from several quarters but it would appear, for the moment, Sven Goran Eriksson remains unconvinced.
Injury to Ashley Cole before England's final set of World Cup qualifiers led many to believe that the talented 24-year-old would win an international call-up but surprisingly, Liverpool youngster Stephen Warnock was handed a squad place instead.
Hammers chief Alan Pardew believes Konchesky is the ideal understudy to Cole and the player himself is also of the opinion that he should be given the chance to add to his solitary cap, won against Australia back in 2003.
"I feel that it is time I got another chance," said Konchesky.
"The World Cup is a long way away, but in my heart I think I have a chance to get in there.
"I like to think I'd get a game in one of the friendly matches and show the manager what I can do."
Meanwhile, West Ham have recalled Stephen Bywater from a loan spell at Coventry, with the 24-year-old to return to Upton Park immediately.
Coventry are now left with only Clayton Ince as a senior goalkeeper, with 18-year-old Jonathan Tuffey left to understudy.