CHERRIES striker Dominic Solanke admitted he was left “disappointed” at not being included in last month’s England squad.

Solanke is enjoying his best scoring season in the Premier League, his goal against Everton on Saturday taking him to 16 in the top flight.

Only Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (18) has netted more than Solanke in the Premier League this term.

But Gareth Southgate opted not to recall Solanke to the England set-up, the striker’s only cap coming back in 2017.

Instead, Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins shared the minutes up front in friendlies against Brazil and Belgium at Wembley, with captain Harry Kane injured.

Discussing being snubbed by Southgate, Solanke told Sky Sports: “I was disappointed.

“I feel like I’ve had a great season so far.

“Obviously playing for your country is a dream for everyone, so it’s something I wanted to be a part of and didn’t quite manage.

“But hopefully if I just keep doing what I’m doing, I can get that chance soon.”

Asked if he still feels like the door is open ahead of this summer’s European Championship, Solanke added: “Who knows? I’m doing everything I can right now.

“Hopefully if I can just carry on doing what I’m doing, who knows?”

Speaking after victory over Everton, Solanke’s Cherries teammate Adam Smith said of the 26-year-old: “I don’t really understand why he isn’t in he England squad.

“Maybe because he plays for little old Bournemouth.”

Asked if he feels being at Cherries is a factor in not getting called up, Solanke replied: “I’m not sure, to be fair.

“Obviously it’s the manager’s decision, what he does.

“But I feel like I’m doing everything I can.

“I just need to keep scoring and hopefully I can get that chance to prove myself.”

Solanke will hope to score again tonight when Cherries welcome Crystal Palace to Vitality Stadium (7.45pm).