Craig Beattie has told Scotland manager Alex McLeish he is ready to start in place of the injured Kenny Miller.
Scotland take on Lithuania in a vital Euro 2008 qualifier on Saturday and McLeish is still considering his attacking options following Miller's forced withdrawal.
Beattie featured as a substitute in the friendly against South Africa last month but is hoping to get the nod over his rivals.
"Kenny would usually play so we will see towards the end of the week what the manager's plans are," he said.
"I'm in the squad for a reason. The manager has watched me and he knows that I can make an impact.
"Hopefully, I will do that this weekend from the start. If not, I hope to be involved in some capacity but all the boys here are capable of going out there and impressing."
Scotland are currently third in Group B but would move up to a qualifying position with victory over Lithuania, as France and Italy lock horns at the San Siro on the same evening.
Beattie feels Scotland can qualify, adding: "We have given ourselves a great opportunity, the best we have had in 10 years.
"It's a very tough group and every game is important. It's vital that we get the three points on Saturday."
Beattie joined West Brom from Celtic in July and he believes the move has helped him improve as a player.
"I took the step in the summer and I'm delighted with the way it has gone so far," he said.
"I was involved in the national setup when I was at Celtic and not playing regularly so it can only benefit me that I'm playing regularly now."