The striker, who has netted just once in his six Scotland appearances - the winner against Iceland last March - admits that the transition from Hibs to England's elite was tough.
"I have to admit that when I arrived down there and we made a really slow start in pre-season, I wondered what I'd let myself in for," he said. "Then we lost our first league game, away at Stoke, but the first home game changed everything when we beat Manchester United.
"Since the manager took a chance on me I'm feeling a lot more confident and able to cope with big games and big opponents. I certainly do not stand back and look at them like they are special. The fact that my club manager has had the belief in me to put me right up front means a lot. Now I would love to make George Burley take notice so maybe I get that shirt for Scotland as well."