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Milestone man Gerrard keen to write more England chapters

Published on Nov 14, 2012 6:21 AM
England's coach Roy Hodgson and team captain Steven Gerrard (R) attend a news conference with England's national soccer team at the Friends Arena in Stockholm November 13, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

STOCKHOLM (REUTERS) - Captain Steven Gerrard is set to become the sixth player to reach the milestone of 100 caps for England in Wednesday's friendly against Sweden and feels he still has a lot more fuel left in his international tank.

The 32-year-old midfielder has had to cope with a few more injuries in recent times but is confident he can keep making a telling contribution for his country.

"My journey has been full of ups and downs and I feel there are a few chapters to write. I don't feel my England career is coming to an end," Gerrard told reporters on Tuesday.

"I'm slightly nervous, very excited and can't wait for the game to start. I try to be the driving force, get assists and goals and lead by example." There were doubts over Gerrard's fitness when he received a knock in Sunday's Premier League game at Chelsea but a scan gave the Liverpool skipper the all-clear.

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