Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana has insisted that he will not be joining Roy Hodgson's squad this week to make up the numbers, targeting a place in his 23-man party for next summer's World Cup finals.
He told The Mirror: "The next two or three weeks are massive and I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself.
"But I won't just be going along for the ride. You've got to have that desire when there's a World Cup around the corner because it's every kid's dream, it's the pinnacle of a footballer's career and it would be silly to treat it as anything less.
"I've just got to try and take my chance, however many minutes I get on the pitch and play the best football I can, and the same goes for Jay and Rickie."