Gary Cahill is hopeful his excellent form for Bolton will earn him further recognition at international level.
The defender made his debut for England in September, coming on for the injured Michael Dawson in the 4-0 victory against Bulgaria at Wembley.
And the former Aston Villa player was once again included in Fabio Capello's squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro last Tuesday.
The 24-year-old now wants to continue edging himself ahead of more experienced defenders in Capello's squad.
He told the club's official website: "Obviously I love being away with England.
"I'm looking now, with my performances for Bolton, to edge myself in there every time a squad is announced.
"Some of the lads in my position have got unfortunate injuries which keep reoccurring, so if I can stay fit and keep performing like I did on Saturday then hopefully I will be knocking on the door."
The centre-half admits to being pleased with his current form for Owen Coyle's side and he believes it's just a matter of time before he scores his first goal of the season for the Trotters.
"I feel that I'm getting closer to scoring a goal," he explained.
"I've had a little bit of disruption this season with my ban and I sat out of the Carling Cup ties. I've missed a few games but I feel like I'm knocking on the door."