Striker Jermaine Easter insists he has not fallen out with Wycombe Wanderers despite revealing a desire to play at a higher level.
The Wales international was dropped by Chairboys boss Paul Lambert for the club's last three matches.
Lambert also said he was prepared to leave the 25-year-old in the reserves for the rest of the season until he changed his attitude.
But speaking while away on international duty ahead of Wales' Euro 2008 qualifiers with Cyprus and San Marino, he said: "There has been a lot said, but I want to get my head down and let my football do the talking.
"I have not fallen out with the manager at Wycombe. I expressed an interest to play at a higher level and that was it.
"It makes sense at my age to want to play at a higher level. That is something I am not going to shy away from.
"I have broken into the international scene and the majority of the Wales lads are already in the Championship and the Premier League.
"When I come away with Wales, I want to be playing at the same level as these boys. I feel that would improve my game."