Date:Wednesday October 18 2006
Baines, a product of Wigans youth academy, is building up an impressive collection of goals and is gaining a reputation as one of the best left backs in the country.
After scoring his first goal almost two years ago against Ipswich Town in the Championship, from 40-yards out, Baines doubled his overall tally after scoring from similar range against the Germans for the Under 21s. He then added a third from 30-yards out when he hit a perfect free kick past the despairing Edwin Van Der Saar.
Steve McClaren has a friendly against the Netherlands coming up, and hinted that he may try out palyers from the Under 21s, a hint Bainsey hopes will earn him his first ever senior cap.
Speaking to the Official Website, Baines said: 'I would like to be in with a shout. Whether that will happen, I am not sure. Results in the senior side are not going well.'
And on his goal agaisnt United, Baines said: 'I took confidence from that goal (for the Under 21s) into the United game. Kevin Kilbane just told me to go for it and luckily I scored.'
Baines chances of a senior England call up ahve been boosted by the fact Chelseas Ashley Cole is suspended for the next game, leaving the left back position vacant.
Football Aid 2015 - Play at the DW Stadium! (Wednesday November 26 2014)
Mackay To Weigh Squad Up Ahead Of Transfer Window (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Can We Now Get Back To Normal? (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Door Open For Grant Holt Return? (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Any Previous? - Sheffield Wednesday v Latics (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Meet The Ref - Sheff Weds v Latics Chris Kavanagh (Tuesday November 25 2014)
What The Bosses Said - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Monday November 24 2014)
Support Counts - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Sunday November 23 2014)
Stats: Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday November 22 2014)
Latics v Boro Big Game Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)
|BWFC: Looking Over Our Shoulder
» Bolton : 26/11/2014 21:00:00
|CMS To Go Posh?
» Brighton : 26/11/2014 20:57:00
|Brighton Confirm Bent Loan Deal
» Brighton : 26/11/2014 20:49:00
|Former striker set to move to League One leaders
» Leeds Utd : 26/11/2014 19:27:00
|LUFC Forgotten forward set to end Leeds nightmare
» Leeds Utd : 26/11/2014 19:01:00