Date: 22nd March 2017 at 3:11pm
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With Burnley centre half Michael Keane finding himself in England manager Gareth Southgate’s squad for the third straight time, our former Under 21 international is obviously hoping March becomes the month where he gets his first senior cap.

With England facing Germany in a friendly before then hosting Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier, with news of an injury to Phil Jones who has now withdrawn from the squad, Keane is obviously hoping that for the friendly at least he’s given the nod to earn his debut cap given his performances for us in the Premier League campaign so far.

Speaking to the Official Site with the friendy against Germany in Dortmund on Wednesday evening almost upon us, Keane explained that he knew his chances of potentially featuring in both games had improved due to Jones’ misfortunate – especially as Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is suspended the Wembley tie.

‘That’s the same for everyone. You come to England and the squad is filled with great players and players who are playing at the best clubs in the country. It will be difficult, but I’ve always thought if you train well and you are playing well for your club then you would have a good chance.’

Keane went on to say.

‘I’ve been lucky enough to get here so far. I just need to go one step further and all I can do is keep playing well for Burnley and when I get the chance to come here, show the manager what I can do on the training pitch and hopefully that leads to my first cap. It would be a dream come true.’

Having joined up with Tom Heaton at their St George’s Park base, Keane went on to say it had helped him to settle in quickly with a familiar face around.

‘It’s great to be part of it and great to train with a squad like this and in an environment like this. There’s a lot I can learn, even if I don’t get game time. But I’m hopeful I can.’

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