Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is determined to be a first-choice in England boss Fabio Capello's plans.

Wright-Phillips, now free from the knee injury that threatened to force him on to an operating table this summer, has set his sights on a place in England's World Cup squad in South Africa.

He admits that losing his berth in the 2006 party under Sven-Goran Eriksson, who put the then untried 17-year-old Theo Walcott ahead of him, was one of the low points of his career.

"I was gutted," he recalled. "I played a major part in the qualifying rounds because David Beckham was injured, and so to be left out was pretty confusing, but you learn something from those times in your career."