Gary Cahill relishes England chance

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Bolton Wanderers centre-back Gary Cahill is hoping to be handed his first England start in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on Tuesday evening.

The 24-year-old came on as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Bulgaria, after Michael Dawson suffered a nasty injury and Cahill is keen to build on a solid debut for his country as soon as possible.

He told the Bolton News:“It wasn’t ideal to come on in those circumstances because, when you see a team-mate on the floor looking in pain like Michael, it takes the edge off it a little bit.

“Although I was happy to be playing and extremely proud to represent my country, when you come back in the changing room and see him injured on the bed, it does take a bit of shine off it.

“That aside, I really enjoyed it. I’ve been in and around the squad for eight games or so now, just keeping my head down and waiting for a chance to come on and show what I can do.

“I was so hungry to get on there and I enjoyed it. I am ready for it, definitely.”

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