Parker has just been relegated with West Ham but has performed admirably in adversity and has forced his way into the England squad.
He said: “My aim now is to be there come this time next year. I know there is a long way to go and things can change. I need to keep performing because there are so many players behind me, for club and country, who are willing to take my place.”
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