Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond hoping for senior England chance

Nathan Redmond of Norwich in action during the Barclays Premier League match at the St Mary's Stadiu

Nathan Redmond of Norwich in action during the Barclays Premier League match at the St Mary's Stadium, Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Nathan Redmond feels an England senior call-up is within touching distance if he can continue his rapid rise to prominence with Norwich City and England U-21s.

The speedy winger has been away with the Youngs Lions for the past week, helping them to a 1-0 win over USA U23s in Preston and the same result in a European Championship qualifier in Norway last night.

Redmond was brought down for the penalty that led to England's only goal from James Ward-Prowse. He now has 24 caps at U21 level and a remarkable 63 England youth caps at all levels – leaving him with one last age group to conquer, the senior squad.

'We train no less than 100, 200 yards from each other so if you look over to the other pitch you get that desire to get on that pitch or in that squad one day,' Redmond said of his senior hopes.

'But if you're working hard back at your club and you're working hard here, I'm sure it won't go unnoticed.'

The 21-year-old was named in Uefa's team of the tournament despite England early exit from the European U21 Championships this summer – and is hopeful of following in the footsteps of some of his U21 colleagues.

'Last year we had H (Harry Kane) who was pushing for the seniors, you had Saido (Berahino) who had already been there, Jack (Butland) who has always been in and about it as well,' Redmond continued, speaking to BT Sport. 'John Stones, Luke Shaw dropped down a couple of times, Calum Chambers; the pathway to the senior squad was evident to see.'

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