West Ham United winger Matt Jarvis hopes that his £7.5 million move from Wolverhampton Wanderers last month will help him earn an England recall, according to The Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old made his international debut during a 1-1 draw against Ghana in March 2011. However, this to date is Jarvis’ only England cap after falling out of favour.
The winger admits that he needs to be playing at consistently high levels for the Hammers first before he can consider being called up by England manager Roy Hodgson.
“You have to play well for your club and play regularly to be called up for your country and that is exactly what I want to do.”
Jarvis knows that asserting himself as a regular starter in the West Ham side isn’t going to be easy as competition on the flanks for the Hammers is stiff – with talented players such as Gary O’Neil, Matt Taylor and Ricardo Vaz Te all vying for a similar position to Jarvis.
“The squad we have is very strong and everyone we have is fighting for a place in the starting eleven,” he said.
However, Jarvis says he is determined to be a success for the Premier League newcomers, “I am no different and I need to prove myself if I want to be starting week in, week out.”
The former Wolves man came off the bench in Saturday’s goalless draw at Norwich on Saturday following a thigh injury which he picked up in training, leaving the midfielder out of action for two weeks.
Jarvis says that he is now fully fit to face Sunderland on Saturday: “Unfortunately I picked up a slight thigh injury in training, which has forced me to miss the last couple of weeks, but I am fully recovered now and I am delighted to be back in the squad and back on the pitch.”
The Hammers have made an impressive start to the campaign losing only one of their first four games and currently lie 8th in the Premier League table. Jarvis admits he is delighted with the start his new side have made to the season.
“I think the manager has got exactly what he wanted from us having a good start and hopefully we can keep the run going this weekend.”
Jarvis replaced Matt Taylor in the 57th minute at Carrow Road on Saturday however the winger failed to make an impact in what he admits was a frustrating game for both sides.
“We had plenty of chances against Norwich and maybe we should have put one of ours away.
“It would have been nice to have got the win but it was very hot, which took it out of everyone involved. There were a lot of chances for both sides but it didn’t fall right for either one. Overall I was pleased to be involved in the game and happy to be back,” Jarvis added.