West Ham's recent signing Matt Jarvis admits he still harbours ambitions of becoming an England regular.
But the winger knows he must cement a place in Sam Allardyce's starting XI before switching his attentions to the international stage.
Jarvis, 26, has been capped once by England after appearing as a second-half substitute in a Wembley friendly against Ghana in March 2011.
The ex-Gillingham player joined West Ham from relegated Wolves in a £10.75million deal last month as he aims to reclaim his international place.
He returned to the Hammers bench for last weekend's Premier League trip to Norwich after a thigh injury and now hopes to start against visitors Sunderland this weekend.
"You have to play well for your club and play regularly to be called up for your country and that is exactly what I want to do," Jarvis told West Ham's official website.
"The squad we have is very strong and everyone is fighting for a place in the starting XI.
"I'm no different and I need to prove myself if I want to be starting week in week out."