Everton's Phil Jagielka has vowed to put pressure on John Terry and Rio Ferdinand as he battles to become a regular in Fabio Capello's England side.
The 28-year-old has started the last two games for his country, against Hungary and Bulgaria, with both Terry and captain Ferdinand being troubled by injuries.
Jagielka told his club's official website:"It's always hard to displace players like JT and Rio, but I would like to think I can.
"If Rio and JT come back fit for the next squad and they are in form and they get picked, they are not bad players to be behind.
"But I'd like to put real pressure on them, that's what it's all about and I'm sure the manager wants that as well.
"The manager has always said he wants to pick form players, so if I can keep playing international football and keep keeping clean sheets then, hopefully, it cranks up the pressure a bit."