"After getting into the 'B' team last year, England was always at the back of my mind when I came here (to Everton)."
Indeed, the former Sheffield United man reckons playing for the Toffees has made a big difference to his international ambitions.
"I suppose you get noticed more when you play for a top five team. It's been a great way to end the season and it was nice to get a few minutes," he said "It's been brilliant. All I wanted was a cap for a perfect end to the season."