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Eng­land re­turn is in sight for Pool star

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

IN-FORM Liver­pool striker Natasha Dowie ad­mits she has her sights set on an Eng­land re­call, af­ter help­ing the Reds re­dis­cover their mojo in theWSL.

The 27-year-old missed the World Cup af­ter fall­ing down the in­ter­na­tional peck­ing or­der, but has net­ted eight times in her last seven matches to work her way back onto Mark Samp­son’s radar.

They may be reign­ingWSL cham­pi­ons, but Liver­pool’s in­con­sis­tency ear­lier in the sea­son has put them out of con­tention in the league stand­ings, but thanks largely to Dowie they are un­beaten in five and on track in the Con­ti­nen­tal Tyres Cup.

And, with the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships qual­i­fi­ca­tion cam­paign set to be­gin next month, Dowie be­lieves if she car­ries on at this rate, a re­turn to the in­ter­na­tional set-up may be just around the cor­ner.

“I’ve got my eye on get­ting back in the Eng­land squad,” she said.“It’s ev­ery girls dream to rep­re­sent your coun­try, but there’s so much com­pe­ti­tion in that cen­tre-for­ward po­si­tion and there are a lot of girls in very good form.

“But, that’s eight goals in seven games now and I hope I’ve caught Mark Samp­son’s eye.

“I’ll just keep my head down and keep be­ing pos­i­tive.The main thing is I’m play­ing well for Liver­pool and en­joy­ing my­self.”

PIC­TURE: The FA

HAP­PIER DAYS: Dowie was an Eng­land reg­u­lar, but fell out of favour ahead of the World Cup

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