Leicester’s Toby Flood puts England thoughts to back of his mind

Leicester Tigers fly-half Toby Flood says he would prefer to focus on his club form opposed to a possible England recall

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Stuart Lancaster led England to four victories in their Six Nations campaign

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Toby Flood has admitted it was difficult to watch on as England recorded a record-breaking win over New Zealand earlier this month.

Flood, who is set to do battle with Owen Farrell and Freddie Burns for the England fly-half jersey in the 2013 Six Nations, missed the Twickenham success because of a toe problem.

It was the latest setback for the 27-year-old, who also missed out on this year’s Six Nations with a knee injury.

However, he was impressive for club side Leicester as they recorded a comfortable win over London Irish this weekend, and Flood insists his focus has to be on his club rather than breaking back into the England team.

“It was a hugely envious position for me because those guys went out there and beat the All Blacks, which is something I’ve never done,” he said.

“But I’m not fussed about the international side of things right now. We’ve got a really tough Christmas to consider and for me it’s just a case of bedding back down into the side.

“My big aim at the moment is hopefully to get a bit form and feel confident going into our final two Heineken Cup group games against Ospreys and Toulouse.”

© Sportsbeat 2012

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