Ings said that pulling on a Three Lions jersey again was one the many things motivating him as he continues his recovery from a torn anterior cruiciate ligament.
Ings said: "My dream as a child was to play for England and to represent my country and I got that opportunity. I had just got my foot in the door and all of sudden it was slammed on my toes. But I don't think that dream is over for me. I am not one of those guys who gets a cap and I am going to fall away now.
"Hopefully when I am fit I can get back in the manager's thoughts and see where it takes me. He left a voicemail message for me and some texts. It gives me fire in my belly to go again."