West Ham winger Matt Jarvis hopes club form will lead to England recall
West Ham winger Matt Jarvis is hoping to earn an England recall on the back of his performances for the Hammers.
Last Updated: 05/11/12 1:19pm
Jarvis, 26, moved to Upton Park from Wolves in August for a club-record fee and has impressed in the few outings he has had for West Ham since.
England manager Roy Hodgson was at Upton Park to see West Ham hold champions Manchester City to a 0-0 draw on Saturday evening.
Now Jarvis, whose only England cap to date came as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Ghana under Fabio Capello, wants to get back into the international set-up.
"Obviously, I just need to keep playing well for West Ham and see where that takes me. If I keep doing well then you never know," he said.
"I got one cap against Ghana so I'm always hungry to get more and I'll be working extremely hard to give myself the best opportunity.
"You've just got to be strong as a person and make sure that you're working extremely hard day in, day out and you've still got the desire to go and show everyone what you can do and get yourself back in the squad."
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce felt his side out-performed City on the day to take a point and felt the financial clout of the champions had less of an impact than may have been expected.
He said: "It is easy to see the gap in resources because if you go financially, we have paid £25-30million in transfers and they are about £350million and that doesn't include wages.
"The football gap wasn't as big as that - that is the thing that you measure it by, you measure it by the difference in quality of players, not only on the field but on the bench.
"I think our players have played better than Man City's players today, they had to to get the draw."
And Allardyce is keen for England international Andy Carroll, on a season-long loan from Liverpool, to open his account sooner rather than later.
"We will keep on practicing and keep on encouraging Andy to get into the right areas and try and get more and more deliveries into him," he said.
"In the end the percentages will pay off for him. The better the service, the better the quality of the ball, I think eventually the goal will come.
"He has got his best goalscoring record against Man City so I thought, that is a good omen.
"(He needs to) keep getting in the right areas and eventually whether it goes in with the head, the shoulder, a knee or his arm, get the first one and I'm sure he will be off and running."