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The Leicester City striker has one cap and one goal to his name but is optimistic that he can force his way into the Three Lions reckoning following the Foxes' promotion

Leicester City striker David Nugent hopes a prolific season in the Premier League can help him back into the England squad.

Nugent, 29, scored 20 Championship goals last campaign as Leicester finished top of the table and the former Portsmouth striker believes he can work his way back into international contention, with his only appearance – and goal – coming against Andorra in 2007.

And the ex-Portsmouth forward believes he can follow the example set by Rickie Lambert in 2013-14, with the new Liverpool signing scoring 13 Premier League goals for Southampton to earn a call-up to the Three Lions' World Cup squad.

"Rickie's done ever so well for Southampton, signed for his boyhood club [Liverpool] and got into the World Cup squad," Nugent told The Independent.

"I've just turned 29 and there aren't a lot of English strikers who scored a lot of goals in the Premier League last season.

"You've got Rickie, Jay Rodriguez, Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney who hit 10 goals or more. Then you're looking at Danny Welbeck, who doesn't play much for Manchester United. After that it's take your pick.

"Hopefully I can score a few goals, get in that window and see what happens."

Leicester City open their campaign at home to Everton on Saturday.
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