The ushering in of the Steve McClaren era has revived the hopes of many England hopefuls and Jermaine Pennant and Liam Rosenior are looking to catch the eye in the new season.
McClaren stated when unveiling his first squad that he wanted to head in a new direction and claimed that the door was open for anyone to push through.
Liverpool winger Pennant and Fulham full back Rosenior are hopeful McClaren proves true to his word.
"If everything goes smoothly - and if I deliver the goods at Liverpool - then I don't see why England can't become a possibility for me," Pennant told the Sunday Mirror.
"If you are playing at a massive club like Liverpool then you put yourself in contention to play at international level.
"An England call-up would be amazing, the perfect end to what has been an amazing period in my life.
"I know I have to take things one step at a time for my new club, but being picked for England would be an unbelievable honour."
Rosenior has proved a consistent figure since being given his head by Fulham chief Chris Coleman and is eager to take his game to the next level.
"If you watched the World Cup you would have noticed we had problems at right back when Gary Neville was injured," said Rosenior.
"I am confident I could do it there for England.
"If I can push ahead I can't see any reason why I shouldn't be considered for that position.
"I played both full back positions for Fulham last season and I hope Steve McClaren makes a note."