Natasha Dowie hasn't played for England for several years and last scored for the Lionesses in May 2014.
But the Melbourne Victory W-League captain is hopeful that her hot run of recent form will help her, even at this late stage, make a case for inclusion in the squad Phil Neville will bring to the women's World Cup next year.
Victory are unbeaten in five games and riding high at the top of the W-League table with 13 points from a possible 15. And their position owes plenty to Dowie's nose for goal.
Victory star Natasha Dowie is hoping she has caught the eye of England coach Phil Neville ahead of the World Cup.Credit:AAP
The centre forward has netted five of Victory's nine goals so far this campaign, and while she isn't sending Neville YouTube links of her performances she is hopeful that the England coach is aware of her current run.
''It's hard to say because I haven't been involved for the past three years, but the form I am in I would love to get a look-in under Phil Neville.
''I haven't been to a camp yet since he's been involved, but it would be briliant if he could have a look at me,'' she said.
''I am 30 years old, I still feel I have a lot of playing time in front of me, a lot of experience and I am in good form so hopefully he will be interested.''
Might it be a question of out of sight, out of mind?
Not according to Dowie.
''Chioma Ubogagu from Brisbane has just got a call-up for the England team so I would like to think he's watching the league and knows at the minute I am top goalscorer.''
Dowie said there were a number of reasons why Victory have got into a winning groove this year.
Coach Jeff Hopkins has got the blend right, the team is fit and focused and, crucially, all the players get on with each other.
''It's been a perfect start to the season. It's been a long time coming. Jeff has come in here three years ago and really tried to build the squad to the success it has had in the past.
''The players he has brought in this year with the likes of Grace Maher, Emily Gielnik and the internationals, it's just clicked. Our togetherness as a team off the pitch is so strong and I think that's really showing on the pitch.
''Our performances have been very good and I still think there's a lot to improve on.
''We are not getting carried away. We have still got over half the season left to play. So yes, we are in a great position right now, but we know the tough times will start now.
''People are going to start upping their game now we are doing so well. But as a captain I am very proud of what we have achieved so far.''
Her current sharpness is just a continuation of the way her career has always gone, she says.
''I pride myself on the fact that everywhere I go I score goals. For the last three seasons at Victory I have won the Golden Boot, and I came off a strong season in Sweden, scoring 11 in 10.
''I would like to think when people talk about me they would say I am a goalscorer, but the players who Jeff has brought in around me this year have definitely got stronger.
''The likes of Christine Nairn, her passing range, Grace, Emily out wide. They all see my runs, they know where I am, and it definitely makes my life a lot easier. I probably should have had more than five goals, really.''
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