Lennon: I can’t wait to get going again

Everton winger Aaron Lennon can’t wait to get going again and is targeting a return to the England set up and says that playing in this squad can only help.

Lennon highlighted the fact that 7 of the current Everton squad have played for the English national team and he expects to see a familiar face watching the games quite soon.

“It means he [Hodgson] will be watching a lot of games!” beamed Lennon, when asked about his international ambitions. “100 per cent, England is something I still think about, and that’s definitely one of my aims, to get back in the squad.

“I didn’t have a good run of games for the last couple of seasons until I came up here, but hopefully if I can get a great run of games going forward I can push for an England spot again.

“It could definitely help [playing with so many other England players] here, I can’t see why not.”

That prior knowledge of playing alongside so many of the current Everton team is something Lennon credits for helping him settle so quickly at Goodison Park.

“It helps me here too because throughout the years I’ve played with a lot of the players throughout the England groups, so it’s good to have those guys around,” he added. “The other lads were brilliant with me as well when I came in January, so welcoming, and knowing them will help me now.

“The way they made me feel so welcome so soon. I think that showed and I can’t wait to get going again.”

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