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West Bromwich Albion striker hoping for England recall after flop Liverpool career

LambertWest Bromwich Albion fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are hopeful new signing Rickie Lambert can rediscover his best form, and the man himself has set his sights even higher it seems.

Lambert is hoping to fire himself back into the England squad following his move to the Midlands, with the last of his 11 caps for his country coming as a late substitute in the win over Scotland back in November.

Lambert struggled to make any sort of impact at boyhood club Liverpool last season, managing just two Premier League goals all season on Merseyside.

Having famously scored within a minute of his England debut against Scotland at Wembley, Lambert managed further goals against Moldova and Equador, before his move to Anfield saw him fall off the international radar.

Tony Pulis has already spoken of his delight of bringing the experienced striker to the Hawthorns, and Lambert is looking forward to the new season and potentially earning his international place back.

“That is something in the future which I will never give up,” Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.

“My character, my personality… obviously nobody would expect me to do that but you have just got to believe in yourself and hopefully if I play like I did in a couple of seasons at Southampton then there’s no reason why I can’t get back in there.

“It is only two years ago that I scored against Scotland. I scored 15 goals and then 13 goals for Southampton and obviously it is over a year since I did that but I have just got to get back to that now.

“I’ve just got to ignore the comments and focus on my football.

“I feel as if I’ve got a point to prove to myself. That’s always the biggest drive, yourself. And it will carry on being that way.”

A group of Baggies fans over by the bar here in the Transfer Tavern are excited about the prospect of Rickie Lambert, and feel he is exactly what the club need, with everyone agreeing he has the ability to excel at the Hawthorns.

West Brom fans, are you happy with the signing of Rickie Lambert? How many goals do you think he will manage this season? Let us know your thoughts below!

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