Date: 6th August 2012 at 12:31pm
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Birmingham and Great Britain goalkeeper Jack Butland has admitted he not even close to challenging Joe Hart for his place in the England side.


There is a squad being named on Thursday for England’s August 15th clash with Italy and Butland hopes that he can keep his place in that squad as England’s third choice keeper after a good showing for Team GB in the Olympics.


Many say that Birmingham and Butland will be parting company before too very long as he seeks to take his international career a step further.


Before the game with South Korea, Butland told the press: ‘I enjoyed being part of the England set-up because I gained so much experience and hopefully that will continue.


‘But I am still only 19 and I need to play games before I can ever think about testing Joe because he is one of the best keepers in the world at present.


‘All I want to do at the moment is enjoy this Olympic experience and see where it takes me.’