Full-back Delon Armitage says his England hopes are on the backburner until he has regained his starting place for London Irish after making his comeback from injury against Brive.
The 26-year-old missed the autumn internationals after dislocating his shoulder against Gloucester but came off the bench to grab the Exiles’ bonus point try against Brive in the Heineken Cup on Saturday.
But Armitage says club comes before country as he works his way back to full fitness.
He said: “It was a brilliant comeback after being injured for so long.
“Martin Johnson will be watching these games and I need to perform if I want to get back into the England team.
“There’s about 60 players now who could wear the white jersey and do it justice but I need to concentrate on London Irish. That’s where I have to perform if I’m to have any chance.
“I am going to be knocking at Toby Booth’s door because I want to be No 15 for the club first and foremost.
“So I'll be trying to put pressure on him, and what better way than to come on and score?”