New Norwich signing Gary Hooper wants to fire his way into the England squad
Gary Hooper is hoping success in the Premier League may lead to an England call-up this season.
The 25-year-old has signed for Norwich City following a goal-laden spell with Celtic over the last three seasons.
And his next aim is to recapture that form at Carrow Road and earn a call-up from Roy Hodgson as the Three Lions target World Cup qualification.
Hooper was called up for England duty in 2011 when Stuart Pearce selected him in an Under-21 squad, but the Essex-born striker was forced to withdraw through injury.
But he netted 31 goals for the Bhoys last season, as they won a league and cup double and is now aiming to prove himself south of the border in the Premier League.
Hooper said: "You don't really get a look-in up there.
"Down here you've got more chance. The main thing is playing, getting on the pitch first, and doing what I do.
"To play for your country is anyone's dream, but my first dream is to play in the Premiership."
Hooper started his career in non-League with Grays Athletic, before moving to Southend United and Scunthorpe United.
It was his form at Glanford Park over two seasons between 2008 and 2010, when he scored 50 goals in 95 appearances, which earnt him a £2.4m move to Celtic.
And Norwich boss Chris Hughton is keen to see him recreate that form with the Canaries, having signed a three year contract with the Norfolk club.
He said: "He's got to play well enough for Norwich City Football Club and score goals and prove that he can do it in this very, very difficult league.
"That's the reason why he's here and that's the wonderful challenge that he has.
"Last season we felt at times we could have been a little bit more creative and scored more goals.
"It was an area we've tried to address - and we will continue to try to address - and Gary's very much a big part of that."