Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach has conceded he will have to move to the Premier League to become a regular in the England squad.
Loach has been called up from the Under 21s for Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Bulgaria following Scott Carson's withdrawal because of a family bereavement.
Loach, who was linked with Fulham and Manchester City this summer, was also named on the bench for last month's friendly win over Hungary.
The 22-year-old is keen to establish himself in Fabio Capello's senior squad and he knows the best way of doing that is by playing in the Premier League.
"I'd definitely have a better chance of getting in the England team if I was playing week in, week out in the Premier League," Loach told the London Evening Standard.
"That's where you've got to look, though there's not really an opening anywhere at the moment where I would walk into a team.
"I don't find the idea of stepping up daunting, it's exciting.
"I believe that if I was to get an opportunity to play at a higher level that I'd be able to step in and do a job as I am confident in my own ability."