England's Chris Smalling enjoying his involvement in the starting line-up
Chris Smalling is relishing the challenge of back-to-back qualifiers as he looks to cement a place in the England side
The Manchester United defender has impressed when starting the last two matches against Brazil and San Marino after missing the early stages of the season with groin and foot injuries.
He is now in line to feature against Montenegro on Tuesday as England look to take over top spot in Group H in what is their biggest World Cup qualifier to date.
And the 23-year-old is ready to take his chance in Podgorica and convince boss Roy Hodgson that he should be a regular choice for the Three Lions.
Smalling said: "I take each chance that I can get and the bigger the game, the better for me.
"So I'll be ready if I'm selected on Tuesday.”
Both Montenegro and England are currently vying for top spot in the group, with a two point difference currently in favour of Tuesday’s hosts.
And after both sides collected three points in their respective matches on Friday, the former Fulham man anticipates a tight game at the City Stadium.
He added: "We see their results so we know it's going to be a close one and Tuesday is a massive game.
"Away games like this can be very intimidating and, if you get the crowd on side, it's like they get an extra man.
"If we stay level-headed and try to keep the crowd quiet, then it will be to our advantage.
"This is the big one of the season against a team which is arguably fighting for top spot with us."