James: I’m not here just to warm the bench up

James said: “I don’t want to be here just to warm the bench up. England have got some very good young keepers so it wouldn’t be in their interest just to bring me in to sit on the bench.

“Everyone involved with England wants to play. So between now and the next squad, I’ll be doing what I can do to jog the manager’s mind and get a shout.

“If the opportunity arises to start I will be up for it. I was not expecting to play against Germany so it is a major achievement and I was delighted to get on.

“I didn’t have a lot to do but my kicking could have been better. I was involved in what I thought was a decent performance.

“The result won’t suggest that but we were by far the better side. We gained a lot of confidence and some individual players did very, very well.”