England the aim for flying Fox


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Demarai Gray hopes he can force his way into the England squad after establishing himself as a Leicester regular in recent weeks.

The winger, who joined Leicester in January 2016 from Birmingham, struggled for game time under former bosses Claudio Ranieri and Craig Shakespeare.

New Foxes manager Claude Puel has handed him a chance, however, and Gray now hopes he can catch England boss Gareth Southgate’s eye – potentially ahead of the World Cup in Russia next summer.

“I think we’ve seen from England call-ups, if you’re playing regular football at a good consistent level then anyone can get called up really,” the 21-year-old told the Leicester Mercury.

“I think for all of us, we’ve just got to just keep doing what we’re doing every week and see what happens, come call-up time.”

Gray has been a regular at youth level for England and insists his focus is on Leicester as he feels if he performs well at club level his international chance will come.

He added: “If you’re playing every week at a good level and you’re contributing to your team’s performances then anything is possible.

“So it’s not something to focus on too much now – when that comes, it will come.”

Leicester travel to Newcastle in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday and they are 2.88 to claim all three points, with Gray 10.00 to score first.

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