With Jamie Vardy retiring from international duty following the World Cup, there is a gap in the squad for another striker and, while a steady return is first and foremost for the former Liverpool man, an international call-up remains a target.
Ings told the London Evening Standard: "A run of games under my belt is the first thing really.
“It [playing for England] is in the back of my mind. I would never give up on that dream having tasted it but for now I just want to play as many games as I can.
"There's so much talent in this country. It's a huge challenge but I'm never going to give up on it."