Soccer-Calm head the key for England’s seasoned striker Lambert (Reuters)

LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Southampton striker Rickie Lambert finds himself within touching distance of pulling on an England shirt at Wembley on Wednesday in the autumn of his career after a decade plying his trade in the lower reaches of the Football League. Not just that, but the even more unlikely prospect of vying for a place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil hovers like a tantalising oasis. As extraordinary as it all seems, the 31-year-old journeyman knows a clear head will be vital if he is to keep the incredible dream alive starting with the friendly against Scotland. …

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