Three Lions midfielder looking forward to meeting England's oldest rivals at Wembley
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England midfielder Jack Wilshere says he is relishing the chance to pull on the Three Lions again and hopes to play a major role against Scotland on Wednesday night.
The Arsenal man has made a full recovery from a long-term ankle problem and is desperate to regain the form which saw him produce a man-of-the-match display against Brazil back in February.
Wilshere has managed to come through a full pre-season without any problems and is now excited at the prospect of playing in a big derby against England's oldest rivals.
“I have had a frustrating England career so far, but I have had a full pre-season now and hopefully I can get a run of games with Arsenal and England," he said.
“I want to play for my country. The next step is 90 minutes and then I will be ready.
“We are expecting a tough start. It will almost feel like a Premier League game with the intensity, but we will be up for it as well.
"There is never a friendly between England and Scotland.”
With England facing crucial World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine next month, Wilshere knows he is making a timely return to action.
The 21-year-old is confident Hodgson’s men have enough quality to reach the Finals in Brazil next summer.
He added: “It is in our hands. We have got four games coming up and if we win all of them we will be on the plane to Rio next year.”