Andy Carroll delighted with England bow

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Midweek England debutant Andy Carroll has admitted he wants a lengthy career in the national set-up following a promising showing against France on Wednesday.

Although the Three Lions crashed to a disappointing 2-1 setback against France at Wembley, Carroll was one of only a few positives in the capital as he played 70 minutes.

The bulldozing attacker was selected by head coach Fabio Capello after scoring seven Premier League goals and the Newcastle United man is hoping to win a place in the squad for years to come.

"I was happy with my performance on the night and it obviously leaves you wanting to experience a bit more," he told the Evening Chronicle.

"For me, it was a great experience to be out there and playing with top international players. I've really enjoyed it.

"The atmosphere in front of 86,000 people was a real buzz and it's something I'll never forget.

"Now I'm just looking forward to Bolton wanderers on Saturday."

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