LEWIS Cook insisted he had to maintain his high level of performance to impress in the England under-21 set-up.

The talented Cherries midfielder will hope to be involved as England host their Scottish counterparts at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium in a European qualifier tomorrow (7.45pm).

Cook received his first call-up to Aidy Boothroyd’s squad in September.

He played 90 minutes in the Young Lions’ 1-1 draw with the Netherlands before also starting for England in their 3-0 win over Latvia at Vitality Stadium.

The 20-year-old became only the second man to captain an England football team to World Cup glory, when the under-20s were crowned champions in South Korea in the summer.

Cook gained his first Premier League minutes of the season in Cherries’ 0-0 draw with Leicester City on Saturday.

And the former Leeds United man is now eager to showcase what he can do on the international stage once again.

Asked about his experience in the under-21 ranks, Cook told the Daily Echo: “The calibre of player there is very high. You have to perform every time you go.

“I will go away now focusing on that and trying to get the wins there.”

The Young Lions face Andorra away from home on Tuesday (5pm).