Reece James: I’m not ruling out myself

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Chelsea right-back Reece James is in a race against time to get a call-up to England’s World Cup squad.

The 22-year-old who is in top form for club and country is refusing to rule himself out of the World Cup squad after picking up a knee injury in the Champions League game against AC Milan.

James has insisted he’d fight until the end.

“I need to keep working hard over the next few weeks and see where I am on call-up day,” James told The Sun.

“I will try and not rule myself out. It is still slow and in the early stages.

“I have been in rehab for two weeks, so I am still taking it day-by-day. The Chelsea medical staff have not given me a percentage of my chance of being back for the World Cup.

“It is down to how I feel closer to the time and how stable it is. It is going to be very tough.

“It is an injury which could take a long time and it came at an awkward period but I am trying my best and hopefully it is possible and if it is not, I know I tried everything.”