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Tom Huddlestone hopes for England return

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Tom Huddlestone revealed he is still hoping for more action with the England squad ahead of Euro 2016 in France.

The midfielder was called four times with the Three Lions and was included in Fabio Capello's 30-man squad ahead of the 2010 World Cup, but the midfielder did not travel to South Africa at the time after not being selected for the final 23.

England's hope

Now Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have retired England's boss Roy Hodgson may fancy to try new things and give away opportunities to some players to show their potential and, perhaps, join the England squad; well it's what Huddlestone is hoping.

The Nottingham-born midfielder played for six different Age group across the national teams from England's U16 to the Senior team.

But now aged 27, it is the time for Huddlestone to really showcase his qualities and prove to Hodgson that he deserve his place in the England's squad for the forthcoming European tournament.

At Tottenham

Huddlestone has been an important player for Spurs making a total 144 appearances between 2005 and 2013, and has scored some stunning goals that Spurs loyal fans will always remember - good old Tommy.

And certainly they will remember Huddlestone hitting a screamer from outside the box that ensured Spurs' second and a 3-3 draw against Arsenal on home turf, after Rafael Van der Vaart secured a point from the penalty spot - it's amazing memories.

The midfielder scored a total eight goals for the North Londoners was a top name in Spurs' midfield display alongside Luka Modric at the time, but it was time for him to move on last year.

New adventure

The 27-years-olds joined Hull City in 2013 for a transfer fee at around £6million and started a new adventure, a new life to try to showcase his talents again in the Premier League.

He already has 40 appearances for the Tigers and scored almost half of his Tottenham's goals, including his first against Fulham last year, which allowed him to finally cut his hair after two-and-a-half-years or 55 games - accepting the challenge in 2011 permitted to raise £57,000 for Cancer Research.

Most recently, Huddlestone contributed in Hull's road to the FA Cup final at Wembley against Arsenal early this year, scoring the third in Hull City 5-3 victory to Sheffield United.

He said

“Gerrard and Lampard are two players who have been in and around the England camp for over ten years and have been in every squad", Huddlestone told talkSPORT. “Their retirement has paved the way for the manager to try something new.

“Unfortunately I wasn’t called up this time [for the Three Lions’ recent friendlies and Euro 2016 qualifiers] but I’ll never give up hope.”

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