Steve Coppell is confident Nicky Shorey can fulfil his England aspirations at Reading.
The Royals manager believes the left-back does not need to leave the Madejski Stadium in order to maintain a regular role in the England fold.
Shorey won his second international cap after playing the full 90 minutes in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to Germany and Coppell insists the 26-year-old can continue to hold down a place in the starting XI.
Reading attempted to secure Shorey, who made his England debut against Brazil in June, to a contract extension after a series of positive performances, but the defender rejected the option.
Coppell, though, believes Shorey will continue to progress with Reading depsite speculation linking him with a move elsewhere.
"He got his first cap playing for Reading and has just got his second playing for Reading," Coppell told the Daily Express.
"We had 10 players away on international duty so it doesn't seem to be a drawback.
"He did some terrific things that weren't appreciated so much by the commentators.
"I don't believe Steve McClaren [England manager] would have any problems playing him in the qualifying games."