Beckham delighted to be back

He said: “It’s been nice to get back with the lads – there’s a great atmosphere in team.

“We’ve scored some good goals and played some good football – confidence is gradually coming back in the team.

“Hopefully we’ve put ourselves in a better position now – but we need to carry on playing.

“I’d love to be in the next squad and Steve (McClaren) has made that clear – if I’m performing and playing like I’ve been playing recently I’ll be in the squad.

“Of course there’s always pressure about staying in the team and winning your position – but am I on trial? I’m not sure about that.

“I always enjoy playing for my country and I’ve enjoyed the last couple of weeks – so let’s see what happens.”