Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Neville Targets England Return under Mac

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Neville Targets England Return under Mac

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Everton utility man Phil Neville is determined to make a return to international football when new England boss Steve McClaren takes charge of the national team.

Neville, 29, earned the last of his 52 caps a year ago, but was part of the England set-up prior to the 23-man squad being named for the World Cup.

The former Manchester United player was mainly used as a full-back since making his England debut a decade ago, but offers McClaren versatility as he can also play as a defensive midfielder.

"There is a clean slate with the new regime and we have got to look forward," he said. "I am no different and I desperately want to continue playing for England.

"Just being called back for the three weeks I had in the summer gave me a taste and kept me involved.

"There is a game on August 18 and a European qualifier on September 2 so everyone wants to be in Steve McClaren's first squad, and I am no different. …

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