Conor Coady has once again been called into the England squad as the months tick down towards the 2022 World Cup.

England face Switzerland and the Ivory Coast at Wembley in friendly matches in the coming days.

Coady’s chances of playing may have been boosted by some drop-outs from the squad.

The Wolves skipper gave an interview to TalkSport where he set out his England ambitions for the winter showpiece.

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“I feel excitement. A lot of people speak about competition but we’ve got one goal with England. To be ready for the World Cup and we will be ready for that,” he said.

“We want to be excited and to have a World Cup on the horizon is incredible and something to be really excited about, for the whole nation.

“It’s exciting for everybody to see who we’re going to play and what we’ve got to get excited. It would mean everything to get into the squad.

“The five or six weeks away with the Euros were some of the best weeks of my life. It would be incredible, not just for me but my family, my wife, my children and my mum and dad.”

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Coady’s pride at being picked to play for England is clear for all to see and he is on course for a place in the World Cup squad.

His leadership and professionalism seem to be valued by Gareth Southgate and Steve Holland, who also praised him during the Euros.

He just has to keep playing as he is for Wolves and the spot in the squad should be his to lose, come what may over the months between now and the tournament.

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