Nicky Shorey is refusing to get carried away by the prospect of playing for England in Russia on Wednesday.
The Reading left-back could come into the side for the crucial Euro 2008 qualifier after Ashley Cole was ruled out with an ankle injury.
However, the likes of Joleon Lescott and Phil Neville will also be hoping to feature and Shorey accepts that Steve McClaren has other options.
He said: "It is all ifs and buts. The team is not going to be picked now. We will reassess, get some training in and go from there.
"You always want to play, but it is hard in the national team when there are so many good players.
"I am just happy to be involved and do whatever I can for the team."
No pitch problems
England will play on an artificial pitch in Moscow but Shorey believes it is a challenge that can be overcome.
"A lot of people have probably not played on one," he said.
"However, that is what we have to do in Russia and we will just get on with it, be positive and go out there to put in another performance.
"We know it is going to be a tough encounter, especially away on their home pitch - but we have got the players who are good enough to play on any stage."
One step at a time
England's 3-0 victory over Estonia at the weekend was their fifth win in a row in qualifying, but Shorey has urged his team-mates to stay focused on complete the job in Russia.
"We just have to take it one step at a time," he said.
"The lads did really well on Saturday, and we are just looking to all the positives from the performance.
"We played them here and they were a good outfit, but we have to concentrate on putting in our own performance to get the result we need."