Rodwell eyes England recall after joining Sunderland

The midfielder fell out of favour with Roy Hodgson after struggling for game time at Manchester City, but is confident Gus Poyet will afford him the chance to impress
Jack Rodwell has eyes a recall to the England team after joining Sunderland following a frustrating spell at Manchester City.

The 23-year-old signed a five-year deal to move to Wearside, after appearing only 16 times in the Premier League during the last two seasons, and now wants to improve upon his three international caps.

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Rodwell has only played six minutes for his country since November 2011 and is confident he will be afforded the opportunity to impress under Gus Poyet.

"Regular football is the most important thing for me now. To play football and get back enjoying it. So it is a great place for me to be," Rodwell said.

"I am going to give it my all, that's that main thing, give 100 per cent in every game. I will do that without doubt, hopefully score some goals and be a good box-to-box midfielder.

"I'll get involved with some good tackles, play my own game and hopefully give the fans what they want. I will give 100 per cent.

"The last couple of seasons I haven't played as much football as I would've liked, to come here and play ... watching the World Cup left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth ... I wanted to be there," he said.

"It's time to put that right, to get back playing and hopefully get back in the England squad."