Butland setting sights on Birmingham No.1 jersey

The teenage goalkeeper, on standby for England's Euro 2012 squad, has spent the season on loan at Cheltenham, helping them secure a spot in the League Two play-off final
Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland is aiming to establish himself as a regular in Chris Hughton's side next season after a successful loan spell with Cheltenham Town.

The teenager has impressed throughout the campaign, which has seen him linked with a spot in the Team GB Olympic squad this summer and placed on standby for England's Euro 2012 party.

His main goal, however, is to become the Blues boss' first choice in the Championship.

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"That's the target, I want to be the No.1, I want to be playing," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"Hopefully this season I have done enough and shown enough to convince the manager. I am confident in my ability."

The 19-year-old has been linked with some of the country's top clubs but insists that he is focused on pre-season at St Andrews and becoming his side's top shot-stopper..

"I hope I have a good pre-season, get in the best possible shape, and make it impossible for [Hughton] not to pick me," Butland added.

"I'm gearing everything towards next season and trying to prove to the manager that I deserve to be No.1."