The Northern Ireland international is currently plying his trade in the third tier of English football and is hoping that his performances in France will earn him a move to a bigger club.
"There's probably no bigger shop window than a major international tournament; I want to play as high as I can," he said.
"I'm very grateful to Fleetwood - they gave me a chance when I was released by Preston and I'd just come back from a major injury.
"They gave me a chance to play some games and the experience of League Two, the play-off final, and playing games for them got me the chance to come here.
"I'm grateful to them but you do want to play as high as you can."
Northern Ireland kick off their Euro Group C campaign against Poland in Nice on Saturday.