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Ashton scored a fine solo try in his club side's Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Ulster and is sure he is closing in on top form once again.
"I've felt good since coming back to the club and I was really pleased to get that try against Ulster," he told the Evening Standard.
"I did get a little bogged down with all the comments during the Six Nations and it's difficult to take. But you just have to get on with things."
After the final-day defeat to Wales put paid to England's RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam hopes, Ashton admits he struggled to envisage being a part of the Lions squad in Australia.
But now he believes England's finest have the chance of making Gatland's line-up.
"It did seem a distant thing after the Wales result because we weren't ourselves," he said.
"It is difficult to have the Lions in the back of your mind all the time and you know it's coming. You try and block it out and hope that you are in with a shout."