DAN Gosling admitted he had not considered the prospect of an England call-up – despite his blossoming midfield partnership with Three Lions star Lewis Cook.

The former Everton ace has starred alongside York-born Cook this season, the latter earning his maiden senior cap in a friendly against Italy last month.

Gosling, 28, represented his country in a string of age group sides and featured in all of England's games as they made the final of the 2009 European Under-19 Championship.

He went on to play three times for the under-21s but has yet to make the step up to the senior squad.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has favoured the partnership of Gosling and Cook in Cherries' past 11 Premier League matches.

And asked if he had contemplated an England call-up, Gosling told the Daily Echo: "Some people say that but I'm not thinking about it at all.

"If it did happen it would be fantastic but, right now, I'm focused on working as hard as I can.

"I feel I have been quite consistent this season. I would have liked to have chipped in with a couple more goals but, the way we play, you let the attackers do their bit and we mop up behind them.

"It is good to have been able to get a run of games and I think every player needs that."

After he joined Cherries from Newcastle United in the summer of 2014, Gosling had a frustrating first season at Vitality Stadium, making just one league start in the Championship-winning team.

However, in the Premier League he has been involved more regularly. And Gosling said his recent string of games alongside Cook had helped both players improve.

He said: "It is great to have a run in the team and we have got to know each other over the season. We have been training every day and it has been good to play alongside him.

"He has a lot of energy and can take on players, dribble through the pitch and keep the ball. It is a great partnership and it has been a good season for both of us.

"He is very level-headed and has been in and around the England set-up for a while now. He has self-confidence and that is a good thing for us, so long may it continue."