“I know what I need to do to be in his mind for the end of the year so I just have to go out and do it,” says Liam Marshall.
The Wigan winger has revealed that England coach Shaun Wane has told him exactly what he needs to do to force his way into the World Cup squad.
Marshall has found some of his best form this season. Only Bevan French has scored more tries for the club.
And the 26-year old says that he has had honest chats with Wane, at both Wigan and England, to understand exactly what he needs to do to force his way into the reckoning.
“Waney is in and around Wigan at training so I see him a couple of times a week,” Marshall reveals on the latest Love Rugby League Podcast.
“I know what Shaun wants and played under him for two years when I first broke into the team. At England he has spoken to me and told me what he wants from his wingers. He is very open and very direct and that is the way it should be.
“There are some very talented players and quality players but it is up to Shaun to make the decision.
“It would be a great privilege and honour to be selected. But just to be involved in the training squad and the meetings is something I’m really privileged for. It helps get the best out of me.
“If I keep doing what I’m doing for Wigan then hopefully that will be enough. What will be will be.”
England can go all the way at World Cup, insists Liam Marshall
Marshall says he would have no hard feelings if he misses the World Cup, such is his desire for the team to enjoy success on home soil – success that he believes is entirely realistic.
“There are a lot of very talented players,” Marshall admitted. “There would be know qualms from me if other people were picked instead as there are some quality individuals.
“It’s a home World Cup which gives you that extra motivation. We are often written off but having the home crowds and with the quality of players we have here which often goes underestimated, I think if we play how we can do and everyone buys into what Shaun wants then I don’t see why the team can’t be very successful in the World Cup.
“I don’t see why England can’t go all the way really.”