Cole is convinced he can recapture the form that made him a fans favourite at Chelsea and hopes to catch the eye of Three Lions boss Fabio Capello in the process.
He told talkSPORT: “I’ve only played one 90 minutes in nine months and it’s been a real tough time for me in my career.
"I’ve done a full pre-season but to get to your best you need a run of games. I’m ready to go. All I need in myself is a run of five or ten games and I’ll be back to my best.
“I’ve played 56 times for England and I've loved every minute of it. I’ve really enjoyed my international career. I felt I played some great football for England and I’d love to be back involved."