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'Hopefully we can beat England'

14 August 2013

Scotland international Andy Webster hopes to figure against England at Wembley tonight...

Coventry City centre-back Andy Webster hopes to figure for Scotland in the game against England at Wembley tonight.

The former Hearts defender signed for the Sky Blues last Friday and made his City debut against one of his former clubs Bristol City in the 5-4 win.

The 31-year old is in Gordon Strachan's squad to face England and Webster wants to use his time at the Sky Blues to prolong his international career.

Webster said: "I've got 28 caps for Scotland already and of course, I am looking to add to that tally whilst I'm here.

"It is a huge honour to play for your country and it is an aim I have always had throughout my career. 

"Hopefully we can beat England tonight. It will be a difficult game but on these sort of occasions, anything can happen.

"It was important for me to get a change of scenery and I will definitely be looking to keep my international career going whilst I'm here.

"With international football, the opportunity to play for your country doesn't come along to everybody, so when you do get it, it is a real privilege.

"I am delighted to be involved in the international set-up, and long may it continue."

The centre-back signed for the Sky Blues after the club was given a 10-point deduction before the season started against Crawley Town.

Webster said the deduction didn't deter him from signing for the club and believes the focus of wiping out the deduction will develop consistency within the squad.

He added: "I think we can have a really good season if everyone stays fit and pushes each other for a starting place. 

"Obviously, with the points deduction, it is going to be tough but there are a lot of games in this league. That gives us the opportunity of making up the ground very quickly and taking it on from there.

"It is two weeks worth of games down here. By the end of August, we could be off and running back on zero points, and that's where our season will start.

"That is our focus and if we can do that, that will help develop consistency which will push us further up the league." 

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