Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is determined to reclaim his place in the England side.
Barry was forced to miss Euro 2012 with an abdominal injury and did not return to action until last month. That also cost him a place in Roy Hodgson's squad for the opening World Cup qualifiers and he is again watching as the national team take on San Marino and Poland over the next fortnight.
Barry said: "I have not spoken to the England manager, but I understand why I am not in it. My season hasn't really got going, and I am still getting over the injury. I am hopeful that if I can get a run in the team, and get some games together, I will be in the next squad."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms