West Bromwich Albion defender Nicky Shorey is not giving much thought to a return to the England set-up.
Shorey has impressed for the Baggies so far this season after rediscovering the form that saw him earn two caps for the Three Lions in 2007 during his spell at Reading.
But the left-back soon became a forgotten man in the international scene, as well as in the Premier League, as a switch to Aston Villa saw the 29-year-old's career stall.
After loan stints at Nottingham Forest and Fulham last year, Roberto Di Matteo looks to have made a fine signing in the former Royals full-back and talk of an England return has surfaced.
But while Shorey admits he will never turn down a call from Fabio Capello, the defender's only concern right now is to hold down a regular slot in front of the Hawthorns faithful.
He told Albion's official website: "I am not thinking about England at all.
"After the two years I have had, which have been very frustrating, all I am thinking about is enjoying my football.
"People out there will make decisions on those things and I don't worry myself about them.
"I am just delighted to have been given a chance by this club and delighted that I can get out on the pitch and show people how much I am enjoying it."
On the idea of quitting the chance to represent his country, Shorey added: "I would never retire from international football. If ever they need me I will be there.
"Whether it's to play or to pick up cones I will be there to do it!"
Shorey hailed his West Brom team-mates for their start to the season despite wretched luck with facing the so-called 'Big Four' in their first four away games.
Di Matteo's promoted side were pummelled at Chelsea, but were unlucky to be on the losing side against Liverpool and they did the unthinkable as they beat Arsenal at the Emirates.
The last of the unenviable encounters is to Manchester United on Saturday week and Shorey has called for the sixth-placed team not to deter from their pre-season aim of staying in England's top flight.
"When you see the fixture list you could have had fear about it as the first four away games were against the 'big four'," he said. "But the lads wanted to accept the challenge and push on.
"We've started well but survival remains the main aim this season. This league kicks you in the backside when you think you've made it.
"We've picked up some good points but we need to make sure we push on now. You can go on runs where you don't win for four or five games.
"We have to make sure we're prepared if that happens and, if it does, keep on trying to put in performances."