Last Updated: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:29
Norwich keeper Declan Rudd hopes his form on loan at Preston can help earn him an England call-up to the European U21 Championships.
Rudd has played in North End's last seven games, keeping three clean sheets, and hopes to add to his single England Under-21 cap when Stuart Pearce's men take on Romania and Austria in the next eight days.
Those friendlies come either side of Preston's clash with Leyton Orient at Deepdale and Rudd, one of four keepers in the Under-21 squad, has asked to return to Lancashire in between the two matches.
"England are playing on Thursday against Romania and then Austria next Tuesday," he told the Lancashire Evening Post.
"These international games are the last two before the European Championships."
Rudd will be competing with the likes of Jack Butland, Ben Amos and Jason Steele for a place in the squad to travel to Israel for the tournament in June.
"I will ask to come back and play for Preston on Saturday because I'm loving being at the club and playing games," he added.
"The way we have been playing as a team recently has made it all the more enjoyable."
Rudd's position in the Canaries' packing order appears uncertain with Lee Camp's arrival. The Northern Ireland international could start for Norwich in the wake of Mark Bunn's red card on Sunday with John Ruddy still on the road back from injury.
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