West Brom goalkeeper Scott Carson has spoken of his disappointment at not being able to answer Fabio Capello`s recent England call - but believes he still has a chance of making next summer`s World Cup.
Carson was handed an international recall for the recent qualifier against Belarus after Rob Green was sent off in Ukraine, however an ankle problem prevented him from taking up the invitation.
Ben Foster was drafted in by Capello instead and subsequently started the clash at Wembley. But Carson, who is still nursing the injury, is refusing to give up on his dream of being on the plane heading for South Africa.
He told Albion`s official website: "It was nice to still be in the England mix. I was disappointed I couldn`t go because of my ankle. There is no point in going when you are only 50% fit. You have to go when you`re 100% or not at all.
"It`s nice to still be thought of, though. I knew straight away my ankle wasn`t fit for me to go. I struggled last Saturday (against Reading) and, to be fair, it wasn`t the best on Tuesday (versus Swansea) either.
"When I saw Ben Foster playing, I thought in the back of my mind it could have been me. If I`d have gone you never know. I still think I`ve got a chance of getting on that plane for the World Cup. I`m just going to try and have a good season here and then you never know."