Vardy determined to boost England hopes ahead of World Cup
LONDON - Reuters
Gareth Southgate’s side is one win away from sealing a finals spot going into next month’s qualifiers, with Kane set to lead the attack on the back of his nine club goals in all competitions this season.
When asked by reporters if he expected to play back-up for Kane on international duty, Vardy replied: “It’s nothing like that. It depends on how we line-up. ‘H’ [Kane] has been in fine form for his club and country as well.
“It’s just one of those things, you have to keep working hard, show you are playing well and put yourself in the picture.
“There’s still things I need to improve on -- there’s some very good strikers wanting to get in that England squad. I’m planning to make sure I’m playing well for my club, first and foremost.”
Vardy, who has six goals in 17 caps, was included in the England squad named on Sept. 28 for the home tie against Slovenia on Oct. 5 before a trip to face Lithuania on Oct. 8.