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LOAN keeper Scott Carson believes that playing regular Championship football for the Owls can help him to force his way into Sven Goran Eriksson's World Cup thinking.

Carson is England Under 21s' No 1 despite being having been stuck in Liverpool's reserves.

But he believes that a spell in the first-team limelight can both cement his place in Peter Taylor' s Under 21 set-up and perhaps give him a chance of challenging for a place in Eriksson's squad for Germany.

"No-one can see me training every day at Liverpool; if I play here until the end of the season and have a good few games, you never know," the 20-year-old told The Star.

He sees himself as being among three keepers challenging for one remaining place in the World Cup reckoning

"I think Paul Robinson and David James are definitely there. Then there's Robert Green, Chris Kirkland and me.

"I think there's a training camp coming up for four keepers; it would be nice to get into that, and go from there.

"I've got 19 Under 21 caps; hopefully I can get more at that level as well."

Carson, set to face QPR this afternoon, has been signed by Wednesday on a month's loan but there is an arrangement for him to stay for the rest of the season if it is mutually agreeable, after the first month.

The Owls' signing of Manchester City centre half Mikkel Bischoff is also on a one-month deal.

Carson added: "I want to get some games in and show everybody what I can do.

"I want to help Sheffield Wednesday rise up the table. They're in a low position at the moment, but the manager is doing a good job and hopefully we can get higher."

Wednesday would have signed Carson sooner but Liverpool refused to let him go while they were still in Europe.

Manager Paul Sturrock is now chasing a midfield player: "This goalkeeper brings a lot to the show. I'm looking to him to be a big, refreshing influence on the rest of the players. Bischoff is very athletic and quick; his arrival will fill a void until Richard Wood is fit. The search goes on; I think we need a strong-willed person in the middle of midfield."