James hoping for England return

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Bristol City goalkeeper David James would love the chance to play for England again after Ben Foster announced he would be taking a break from international duty.

James, who played in three of England's four matches at last summer's World Cup and has been capped 53 times by his country, is now 40 and has spent the past season playing for the Robins in the npower Championship.

However, in the wake of Foster announcing he was taking an indefinite break from international football, James was keen to stress he was still available to play for England.

"I haven't retired yet. I wouldn't retire," James told talkSPORT. "You work hard enough to be in a position to be called up so it would be foolish in my eyes to give away that opportunity."

He added: "To play in the national stadium in any event, be it a friendly or a World Cup qualifier, would be something I'd never want to miss out on."


England's next match is a Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley on June 4.

Joe Hart is currently regarded as boss Fabio Capello's first choice but other goalkeeping places in the squad appear to be up for grabs.

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