Loach delight at senior England call

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Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach could not hide his delight after being drafted into Fabio Capello's England squad and hopes it proves the first of many calls to represent his country.

Capello added Loach and Blackburn's Frankie Fielding to his group to face Hungary in Wednesday's friendly at Wembley, following the withdrawal of Ben Foster due to injury and the retirement of Paul Robinson.

The 22-year-old told "I'm massively delighted. From watching these players week in, week out, even if it means sitting on the bench for the whole day, just to have the training session with them all and to be involved is a big step for me."

He added: "It's the first foot on the ladder and I'll take that because hopefully I'll have many more to come.

"I know a few of the boys - Kieran Gibbs, Adam Johnson, Jack Wilshere and Joe Hart - so it's a bit more comfortable for me going there.

"It was a bit of a shock to get the call but I always knew the manager has been looking at the youngsters and you never say never, so it was a phone call that I was truly grateful for."

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