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Baines driven by England battle

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Everton left-back Leighton Baines admits competition for a place in the England team has been driving him on this season.

The 27-year-old was in Roy Hodgson's starting line-up in their previous outing against Ukraine at Wembley last month. But with Chelsea's Ashley Cole back in the squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland, Baines knows he has a fight to retain his place.

"I've been trying to keep my form up at club level between the two international breaks," he told evertontv.

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