Norwich City goalkeeper Mark Bunn has revealed that he is eager to represent the Republic of Ireland at international level.
The 28-year-old has recently been installed to the Norwich starting lineup following a thigh injury suffered by regular number one keeper John Ruddy.
Now that he has the chance to catch Giovanni Trapattoni's eye, Bunn is hoping that he can stake a claim for a slot in upcoming squads.
"It is one of my aims to try and break into the Republic of Ireland squad and if the opportunity arose I would definitely be interested in playing for them," Bunn told Sky Sports News.
"I think every player wants to play international football and play at the highest level and I am no different. I believe the goalkeeping spot with the Republic is up for grabs really since Shay Given retired.
"Keiren Westwood is first-choice at the minute, but he is not playing regularly for Sunderland. I now have a run of games in the Norwich team and it is a good time for me to show what I can do and impress hopefully."
Despite being born in London, Bunn qualifies for Ireland through his father and grandmother.