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Parker's pride

Posted on 7 October 2011  - 12:00

Scott Parker says it would be 'massive' for him to be part of an England team that qualfies for the European Championship finals.

Scott Parker says it would be 'massive' for him to be part of an England team that qualfies for the European Championship finals.

The all-action midfielder hopes to play his part when the Three Lions line-up against Montenegro in tonight's (Friday) final qualifier for Euro 2012.

The last round of matches all-but guaranteed England top spot in Group G and therefore a place in the finals in Poland/Ukraine next summer.

England beat Bulgaria and Wales but Montenegro were beaten in Wales, leaving Fabio Capello's men six points clear and with a better goal difference of 10.

A point will do for England in Podgorica and Scott said: "It would be massive for me if we qualify.

"It's a great honour for me to represent my country and to get us to the Championships would be brilliant.

"It will be a very proud moment, as I’m sure it will be for everyone in the squad, if we qualify on Friday.

"The fact we only need a point doesn't change our approach one bit.

"Whenever we play for England we want three points. I don't think Friday's situation is any different.

"We are going there to win and to qualify for the championships."