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The Fulham Chronicle quotes new signing Nicky Shorey as laughing off a potential England recall but keeping an open mind about turning his loan from Aston Villa into a permanent deal.

The left back was very impressive on debut against Portsmouth last night and looks to be the ideal stand-in for the injured Paul Konchesky.

I’m here to the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal – but they’ve got a great left-back in Paul Konchesky, so I’ve just got to play and see how it goes.

The former Reading defender says talk of a World Cup call-up is wide of the mark.

I’m not really looking at that. Just because you play one or two games in the Premiership everyone assumes. And this year everyone is trying to stake their claim – but I just want to get a run of games here and see what happens.