Portsmouth goalkeeper David James says he was pleased to keep a cleansheet on his England recall.
James described England's performance in their 0-0 draw with Algeria as "decent".
He said: "It's been a long time, three attempts to play my first game so that was nice.
"But any initial feelings were quickly put aside and I focused on trying to win the game.
"The situation is the same, it's a 23-man squad, the manager needs to find arguably the best XI to win games and as I said before, I knew me having the number one on my back didn't guarantee me starting matches.
"It's nice to play and keep a clean sheet, defensively it was a decent performance.
"We train hard now for a few days and wait for the selection again five minutes before we leave again on Wednesday."