Muamba insists the time has come for him to add a goal threat to his game if he wants to reach the senior England setback.
"I'm forever grateful for being able to play week in, week out for Bolton, but I think I need to be more consistent and score more goals for them," he told skysports.com.
"If I can do that then I'll catch people's attention more because that is what I need to do. That's how people get in the senior England squad, by scoring goals.
"It's not really what I'm known for but I think I need to start moving forward more in my play. That's my best chance of getting in the senior team.