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England and Manchester City midfielder James Milner is looking forward to England's World Cup Qualifier against Moldova at Wembley on Friday as the fixture brings back good memories for the Yorkshireman. 

Milner scored his only England goal in a 5-0 win for his country just over a year ago and the City man, who is finding it hard to maintain a regular place in Manuel Pellegrini's line-up, knows he must impress Roy Hodgson this season. 

According to TheFA.comMilner is working to improve his goal's record and is prepared for a huge match in England's bid to reach the finals in Brazil this coming summer.

"I work hard on my finishing and see myself as a goal threat but for whatever reason it hasn't happened for England," he said. 

The former Leeds United and Aston Villa man has scored just seven goals for his current club but has never been prolific in front of goal however, he hopes to add more to his tally in the England shirt. 

"I'm a bit frustrated that I've only scored once for England but that's one area I hope to improve on," he added. 

Milner knows the pressure England are under to win on Friday and he also knows that the opposition are always lifted when playing against England. 

"Wembley always lifts visiting teams, when Moldova come here they don't get to play at Wembley as often as we do so we're very lucky," said Milner. 

Although the pressure is rising, the England winger knows it's a matter of scoring first to calm the nerves. 

"It makes it difficult but we're England, and we know it can be tough until we get the first goal. It can be frustrating trying to break them down but if we can move the ball around and play the right way, we're confident that we can get that important goal," he concluded. 

England have four games to go in the qualifiers and sit in second place, two points behind Montenegro, who have played one more game. Montenegro travel to Poland on Friday. 

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