Rising star Seamus Coleman feels he is still fighting for his Everton place despite being poised to win a first international cap this week.
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is set to reward the 22-year-old, at home on the wing or at full-back, for his blistering club form with an appearance in Wednesday's friendly against Norway.
Coleman has been one of Everton's standout performers during the opening three months of the season and was again impressive in the 2-1 Barclays Premier League loss to Arsenal.
"I don't know if I am established," said Donegal-born Coleman. "I am still learning every game.
"I know I am not guaranteed my place every week so I am going out there and trying my best. It is going all right for me so far."