Nick Easter has set his sights on regaining the England captaincy for the upcoming Six Nations tournament.
The 33-year-old Harlequins forward was third in line for the captaincy during this year's Rugby World Cup behind Lewis Moody and Mike Tindall.
"I'm sure coach Stuart Lancaster will add youth to England's Six Nations squad," Easter told the Daily Mail.
"But he will still need to rely heavily on senior players - and I still have massive ambitions with England. I'm fitter and faster than I've ever been since first playing Premiership rugby at 25.
"The England captaincy would be a great honour. But if I got the job, I would see it as an interim appointment with England wanting to appoint someone long term at a later date."
England kick off their Six Nations campaign against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday, February 4.