Peter Crouch is in England exile after refusing to be on manager Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 stand-by list.
Hodgson said: "I selected him for the Euros but he didn't want to come.
"He made it clear that unless he was in the squad he didn't want to be considered."
Hodgson continued: "As a result, we've selected squads since that time when I felt I didn't need him here. I'm not going to bring him here to fill up the bench. The day Crouch gets in the England squad is when I think he should be in the original 23."
However, Hodgson said that both Crouch and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, who is also out of favour at the moment, could still have an international future.
"They have both played for England in the past. Darren Bent was injured for a large part of last season and the new season is only three Premier League games old. He is a player we'll be following," said the manager.