Lingard joined West Ham on loan from Manchester United in January and has scored three goals in five appearances for the Hammers in the Premier League.


His return to form has led to claims that he could be back in the England squad as well just ahead of the summer’s scheduled European Championship.



Lingard played in the 2018 World Cup for the Three Lions but the last of his 24 England caps came in June 2019.


Pearce believes the attacking midfielder’s move to West Ham has rekindled his career and he is confident that if he maintains his form, Lingard could make it back to the England squad as well.



He believes Southgate will keep the door open for players who were not in his original squad but whose form merits a call up back to the Three Lions fold.


The West Ham first-team coach told talkSPORT: “He has come in and has certainly given us another dimension at the club.



“He has got a great bubbly personality and he has fitted in straight away with the boys.


“I think he needed a move away from United, he wasn’t playing and whatever. I think this has rekindled him a little bit and he is really enjoying his football.


“I have had the conversation with Jesse, shortly after he was here, and I have talked to Gareth.


“There is an opportunity if your form is good, Gareth always leaves the door open to players.


“So, for certainly for Jesse and certainly for some other players in the Premier League that maybe weren’t in the last squad, John Stones falls into that category, who are showing good form that Gareth can’t ignore.


“I’d be delighted if Jesse’s form at our club manages to get him into the international fold again.”


Lingard scored for England during the 2018 World Cup but lost his place in the team due to his plummeting form for Manchester United last year.