Saracens FC winger Chris Ashton has admitted that he does not expect to be a part of Stuart Lancaster’s England team for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.
The 27 year old has a prolific record at international level, scoring 19 tries in just 39 appearances for the national team and he was also the star for Saracens FC as they thrashed Munster 33-10 in the European Champions Cup, scoring two tries.
However, in terms of the international scene for England, he remains a rank outsider with the likes of Marland Yarde, Anthony Watson, Jonny May and Semesa Rokoduguni all being preferred by Lancaster ahead of Ashton.
Speaking about his chances of an England recall ahead of the Six Nations Championship, Chris Ashton said that he doesn’t expect anything at the moment. He mentioned that he knows he is out of it at the moment, and he has to fight it out with those ahead of him in the pecking order and get his way back into contention. He mentioned that he is thankful that he is a part of a club like Saracens FC which allows him to play in the big games like the one against Munster.
Chris Ashton went on to add that hopefully, his performances will draw the attention of England boss Stuart Lancaster at some time and he will recognise the work he has done and consider him for a recall. He said that he still has a lot of hunger to play for England and that is something that will never change.
He said that he wants to be a part of the setup and wants to stay there for a long time. Ashton admits that he felt that the last season was the best he has had and has picked up from there this time.