Peter Crouch hopes to become more than England's 'last resort' after adding to his goal tally in midweek.
The Tottenham striker was given a late run-out in Wednesday's friendly date with France, and found the target with a controlled volley to give the Three Lions hope.
They ultimately slipped to a dismal 2-1 defeat, but the impact of Crouch has again raised questions as to why he is not considered to be a first-team regular.
His strike against France was his 22nd in 42 outings for his country, moving him just two behind the legendary Geoff Hurst in England's all-time scoring chart.
Crouch admits he is bemused as to why he continues to be overlooked by Fabio Capello, but insists he will continue to do all he can to force his way into the starting XI.
"I always seem to be the last resort for England and I wasn't sure I was even going to get on against the French," said the Spurs forward.
"All I can do is try to make as much of an impact as I can in the time I have on the pitch.
"When people are talking about this or that striker coming into the team, the goals I have scored at international level are something I can always fall back on.
"The manager makes his decisions and he has never spoken to me about them.
"Hopefully I've given him something to think about.
"I'm very proud every time I play for my country and I'll continue to take every opportunity I get to wear the shirt, whether that's for five minutes or the full 90."