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PremierLeague-News.Com- Lee Mossop was part of the England squad at the 2013 World Cup and believes he is playing better than ever
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Two Salford Red Devils will be present when England meet up for the first time under Shaun Wane next week, but Richard Marshall is tipping another of his star players to make it at least three by the time the Rugby League World Cup rolls around. Lee Mossop has stated his intention to break into the squad by the end of the season and Marshall believes it's very possible his skipper will make it to a second major tournament after taking part with England in 2013. "I think it's a realistic aim, target and goal for Lee and for me to help and assist him in that," said Marshall. "As our captain, his leadership is fantastic - he's someone that I lean on and he's got really good philosophies about how the game should be played. Read More Related Articles Wigan Warriors team selection news as Adrian Lam promises full-strength side for York challenge Read More Related Articles Rugby League news LIVE: Shaun Wane offers hope to England fringe players, Challenge Cup squads, Australian legend dies "He's got a presence in and around our squad. If he says he's going to do something, he'll do it and you need more of those players in our team. "He's 100 per cent behind what we're trying to do here and he'll show steady improvements over the next few weeks. "If he can get to the level of an international front-rower playing for Salford, that would be great. "I think he could make the team, I do. He would add that steel, experience and aggression to an already formidable England pack.
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." Speaking on the eve of the 2021 Super League campaign, Mossop revealed that returning to the England fold was one of his key goals for the year ahead. He would join teammates Kallum Watkins and Dan Sarginson in Wane's international setup.
Mossop in action for England against the Exiles in 2013
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"The last couple of seasons I’ve been more vocal about it, I played in the 2013 World Cup and that was probably my best season as a player," said the 32-year-old prop. “I won the double with Wigan, signed an NRL contract and played in the World Cup, then I had a pretty swift fall from grace. “I had some horrible shoulder injuries and I went from the top to the very, very bottom and I struggled for form for a few years. “I feel in the last couple of seasons, in my opinion, I’m playing better than I did when I was picked in 2013. “I feel I’m getting to the back end of my career now and I would want nothing more than to get back into that international setup and hopefully I can push for that this year.” Mossop will be in action when Salford take on Widnes in the Challenge Cup this weekend, but Sarginson and Elijah Taylor will both miss out as a result of knocks picked up in the defeat to Hull FC last time out.