Ryan Shawcross firmly believes that he is developing as a player under Mark Hughes and that could enhance his claims for an England recall.
The Stoke captain won his only cap to date against Sweden 12 months ago, and he has struggled to get back in the squad since.
However, Shawcross believes that his performances under Hughes can only aid his international ambitions.
"Mark is giving me opportunities to develop as a ball-playing central defender," said Shawcross.
"In terms of my international ambitions, I think that can only help me."