Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson is ready to work hard to regain a place in the England squad for the upcoming Six Nations.
Simpson scored a superb individualistic try in Wasps' 34-15 win over London Welsh which is a timely reminder to England coach Stuart Lancaster of his ability.
The Wasps number nine won his only England cap during a group match against Georgia at last year's World Cup but missed England's tour to South Africa earlier this year due to a shoulder injury.
Since then he has dropped down in the England pecking order behind Danny Care, Ben Youngs and Lee Dickson.
"There are a lot of good nines out there and they are playing for the top teams in the Premiership which gives them a good platform," Simpson told the Telegraph.
"I believe that the team I have got here and the pack I have got here are fantastic and that we can challenge anyone on our day. That's something I'm very happy with.
"I'm pleased with the coaches that I have got around me and they are pushing me in the right direction. I am desperate to get back in an England shirt.
"It's the pinnacle for every player and I know that this is a very important time in my career.
"I could very easily fall away but I am desperate to work as hard as I can and go the extra mile to put myself into contention."