"I am the nearly man at the moment," he said. "I have had four appearances and nearly scored in three of them. I can't wait til I get my first goal. I need it."
Cole also told WHUTV: "Every game counts. It is a race to get on the plane. We have got some quality forwards. I am in and amongst it. I just want to keep my club form and get to where I want to get to. I am trying to get there. I have got to be focused at all times, try my best and hopefully Mr Capello will keep picking me."