Matthew Taylor Hopeful Of England Call-Up

After getting the backing of his club manager concerning an international call-up, the Trotters star is attempting to attract Fabio Capello's attention too...
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Matthew Taylor has revealed that it is his dream to play for England, but for the moment he is concentrating on performing at his best for the Trotters.

The former Portsmouth man has not yet been picked for any England squad, but is hopeful of a call up to Fabio Capello's squad to face Slovakia and Ukraine.

The left sided midfielder has been impressive in the run-in to the end of the season, grabbing vital goals for the club, the latest of which was at the Hawthornes, where he scored his team's only goal in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

It was only goalkeeping brilliance from Scott Carson in the Baggies goal that stopped Taylor from grabbing more goals.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Taylor said, "The keeper did well and with the last chance, by the time I got there, I was a bit too tired.

"But as long as you get in the positions, the goals will come. The only shot West Brom got on target was the one they scored with. But it was flying four or five yards wide when it hit Danny and went in.

"We have a tendency to sit back when we score, which we don't need to do. I have said before we are better than we think we are."

The 27-year-old insisted he is concentrating on playing for Bolton at the moment, and any England call-up would be a bonus.

"The press talk about England, I don't," continued Taylor.

"I was fortunate to play at Under-21 level and that was a great honour.

"The main thing for me is to play well for Bolton when I step over that white line.

"If anything else happens from that, it would be fantastic and a positive thing for me.

"When you score goals, media attention is drawn towards you. So, if anyone else wants to push me forward, that's fine."

Taylor moved to the Reebok Stadium last year, and has proved to be a vital part of the squad, making 42 Premier League appearances, scoring 11 times.

Nick Turner,