QPR star realistic over England future

Rob Green

Rob Green - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Rob Green admits it may be harder than ever for him to force his way back into the England set-up, despite his outstanding form for QPR so far this season.

The Rangers keeper has kept six consecutive clean sheets in the Championship, helping Harry Redknapp’s unbeaten side to establish a three-point lead at the top of the table.

The 33-year-old has not played for his country since May 2012, however, with Manchester City shot-stopper Joe Hart establishing himself as Roy Hodgson’s first-choice in goal.

And Green concedes that the impressive form of the other contenders for the England No1 spot means winning back his place will be a difficult task regardless of his own performances.

“You look at Joe [Hart] who is playing Champions League football and is a Premier League winner. He is rightly playing every week and playing every game for England,” said Green, who has played 12 times for the national side since 2005.

“You’ve also got Fraser Forster, who is doing well up in Scotland, and Ben Foster who has done well with every club he has been at.

“By definition the guys who are above you are going to get picked before you, that’s out of my control. What I can do is do is play well at QPR, for the manager and fans. These things take care of themselves.”