Ben Foster is ready to make himself available for England duty again, West Brom boss Steve Clarke has confirmed.
The Baggies goalkeeper announced in May 2011 that he did not wish to be considered for Three Lions selection, as he wanted to spend more time with his young family.
But Clarke claims Foster has now reversed his decision, and is in contention for a place in Roy Hodgson's squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers in San Marino and Montenegro.
"I had an informal chat with Ben last week when he said he might make himself available again for international selection which is good. It's Ben's choice," said Clarke.
"We sat here before and I've said the opposite, that it is great he spends time with his family.
"One of the reasons he told me is that the kids are a little bit older and are at school so that side has moved on a bit.
"His injury situation is much better and he has also got a burning ambition to play for his country in a major tournament. The World Cup next year in Brazil is a major tournament.
"He has been in excellent form this season either side of a couple of injuries he picked up."
Foster would provide much-needed competition for current England number one Joe Hart, whose form has been under the spotlight in recent weeks after some high-profile errors for Manchester City.
Clarke said: "Competition for places is great. Hart impressed against Chelsea last week and Ben has been in good form. That competition can only be good for Roy Hodgson and England."