Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is hoping to be given a chance to impress in the friendly against Denmark on Wednesday in order to help his chances of regaining the number one jersey at Wolves.
The highly-rated 21-year-old has started six of the last seven internationals and is hoping minutes on the pitch at the Brondby Stadium could help his cause, even if Hull keeper Boaz Myhill is tipped to start.
Hennessey burst onto the domestic scene while on loan at Stockport back in 2007, breaking a 119-year-old Football League record of nine consecutive clean sheets and victories in his first nine competitive matches as a professional.
He then stepped in for the injured Matt Murray in the cauldron of a play-off semi-final against fierce local rivals West Brom before going on to start all 46 Coca-Cola Championship games for the Black Country outfit last season.
The Anglesey-born custodian started this term as Mick McCarthy's number one but has recently lost his place to Carl Ikeme. Speculation has mounted regarding a January bid from various Premier League clubs but, with McCarthy insisting he is going nowhere, Hennessey is keen to fight for his place and is looking forward to proving his worth for his country.
"I'm approaching the game just like I normally would, the only thing that's different is obviously I'm not playing (for Wolves) at the moment," he said. "It's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to a good few days' training and then see if (Wales manager) John Toshack picks me or if he puts me on the bench.
"I'm working hard in training. I've got my head down and I'm away with Wales now so I'll try and get half a game or a full game and go back to Wolves and continue to work hard."
Toshack will tackle Denmark, a team 28 places above his own in the FIFA world rankings, with the youngest Wales squad in history. He has seen five senior players pull out through injury and, with the subsequent call-ups, the average age of the squad now stands at just 21 years and five months.
Denmark go into the friendly currently top of their 2010 World Cup qualifying group and unbeaten in their opening three games.
And Hennessey knows he and his team-mates are facing a difficult test if they are pick up a positive result, although it is a clash in which they are determined to prove their worth.
"It will definitely be a tough game, but an interesting one," he added. "It's a friendly but every game you play in you want to win.
"We're doing very well at the moment. We've got a good lot of youngsters coming through, Aaron Ramsey's coming through and he's in this squad now so it will be interesting to see."
Like their hosts, Wales also head into the encounter in promising form. Two victories in their opening home qualifying games for the World Cup in South Africa were followed by narrow one-goal defeats away to Russia and Germany.
The encounter in Brondby represents Wales' last international fixture of the calendar year and Hennessey knows the importance of going out with a bang.
"Yes it would be nice to finish on a high," he said. "But Denmark are a tough team so we'll go over there, try and beat them and obviously get prepared for the next game."