Danny Cipriani is not prepared to give up on winning a role in England's World Cup plans despite missing out on selection for the four autumn internationals.
Cipriani made his first test appearances since 2008 against New Zealand during the summer tour but was overlooked as one of three fly-halfs in Stuart Lancaster's squad for the QBE Internationals, with Owen Farrell, George Ford and Stephen Myler the preferred trio.
The 27-year-old Sale half-back has two months to impress before the Six Nations championship starts in February and has pledged to continue working towards a recall despite the autumn setback.
"I think anyone who wasn't involved will be disappointed but the England coaches are very good when it comes to communicating what they want you to improve on," he told BBC Sport. "In previous regimes that hasn't been the case. I've been trying to do that for the last four weeks.
"There are a lot of areas that I can still keep improving on. It's down to the coaches and they've given me key instructions on things I need to work on. No one is going to be the finished article so I need to keep working to get into that squad.
"There is no expectation; you can't expect to be involved because it is all about the form you are showing. I think I need to play better to get into the England squad.
"I didn't quite make it this time round and there are still bits for me to keep working on - and the two-way communication with England coaches does make you feel more involved."
Lancaster and the England coaching team were criticised for the omission of Cipriani by Sale boss Steve Diamond and calls for his recall are likely to swell after an uncertain autumn for first-choice Farrell.
The Saracens player was dislodged from fly-half for the win over Samoa and moved to the centre before being dropped entirely as Bath's George Ford won his first test starts.