England U21 manager Aidy Boothroyd has urged Anglo/Nigerian forward Tammy Abraham to fight his way back into the senior Three Lions squad.
The Chelsea striker, currently on loan at Aston Villa, was called up for England’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil last November.
“Very rarely do you get a player’s development that is on a smooth upward path,” Boothroyd said.
“It is up and down, a rollercoaster. With Tammy, he has had an opportunity, he’s played (for the senior side), he’s got his cap, but now it’s about getting his head down and fighting his way back into that position.
“That’s just the beginning for him, not the end of it. It is a goal reached but now it is a question of how he can get 10 caps, 20 caps, 30 and so on. Tammy has had a taste of it and now he needs to fight his way back.”