Carl Jenkinson believes he can win back his place in the England squad by maintaining his fine form for Arsenal.
The 21-year-old right back made his debut for the Three Lions in November, coming off the bench in a 4-2 friendly defeat against Sweden.
Jenkinson missed out on last month's 2-1 win over Brazil at Wembley and manager Roy Hodgson has selected Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker for the forthcoming World Cup double-header against San Marino and Montenegro.
But Jenkinson has deputised admirably for the injured Bacary Sagna in Arsenal's last four matches - contributing to back-to-back clean sheets against Bayern Munich and Swansea City - and he thinks more of the same will earn him further international recognition.
I've just got to be doing it week-in, week-out for Arsenal, I've got to be putting in good, consistent performances and hopefully that will catch the manager's eyeCarl Jenkinson
"I want to get back into the England squad and I'm fighting to do that," Jenkinson told Arsenal.com.
"I've just got to be doing it week-in, week-out for Arsenal, I've got to be putting in good, consistent performances and hopefully that will catch the manager's eye.
"I'll be aiming to do that and hopefully if I do that a call-up will come my way."
Jenkinson will always treasure his first memory of representing England even if that November friendly was dominated by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's masterclass. The Swede scored four goals, including an astonishing long-distance overhead kick.
"It was one those moments of magic where you're sort of blown away," recalled Jenkinson. "It was an unbelievable bit of skill, the way he was running away from goal. He's pulled out a bit of magic and moments of class like that don't happen too often.
"Of course it was disappointing that he played like that on my debut, but sometimes in football when players do things like that, you just have to hold your hands up and say it was worthy of winning the game.
"But I made my debut and that was a fantastic moment for me as it is in anyone's career. As a kid you dream of doing that and it's almost beyond your dreams because you never actually believe you'll get there.
"That was a huge moment for me and of course for my family, just to pull on an England shirt for the first time. Hopefully it's the first of many, that's the way I like to look at it. If I'm doing well in an Arsenal shirt then England will happen in itself."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 21 Mar 2013