"I hope I can get into the World Cup squad, it's been a while since I was involved. If I score a few goals this season and Fulham do well then I will give myself a chance," he told The People.
"I'm not looking too far ahead but if I have a good season I will give myself the best opportunity to be in the squad. I would like to get the nod but Jermain [Defoe] deserves to be in there because he still scores a lot of goals and Rickie Lambert has done well.
"I've said since I was youngster that England players should be picked on form so there is no reason [why] I can't be in one of the squads before the World Cup."
Bent has made 14 appearances for England and has scored four goals.