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Shaw won't get carried away

Southampton full-back Luke Shaw says he is not even thinking about being included in England's World Cup squad.

The 18-year-old has had his impressive displays for Saints rewarded with a first international call-up for Wednesday's friendly with Denmark.

An impressive display would heighten the full-back's chances of being on the plane to Brazil, although that is not something the teenager is contemplating.

"I have no eyes on the World Cup," stated Shaw. "I will just see what happens this week with the training.

"If I get a chance, I get a chance. I think it is just going to be a good experience and we'll see what happens at the end of the season.

"Stevie (Gerrard) just had a little word after just to congratulate me and say 'I will see you tomorrow'. For me, it is great for the England captain to say something like that."

Shaw joins team-mates Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez in the 30-man squad, which will convene at the Grove hotel in Hertfordshire on Sunday evening.

This is the first time Southampton have ever had four players in the senior squad, with a total of 10 called up for England duty across the age groups.

"The dressing room is buzzing," Shaw, with Saints since the age of eight, said.

"I think everyone knows what our academy is about. It is about producing young players that come through the academy and we can keep on doing that.

"Obviously we have four with the under-19s, Prowsey (James Ward-Prowse) with the under-21s and young Simsy (Josh Sims) who has been doing very well away with the under-17s.

"I think it is great for the club and great for the fans to see young players like us coming through."