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Shawcross gained his first England cap against Sweden in November 2012 but has not been selected in a national squad this season.
However, the 26-year-old is still optimistic that he can attract the attention of England boss Roy Hodgson once again.
"Mark is giving me opportunities to develop as a ball-playing central defender," Shawcross told the press.
"In terms of my international ambitions, I think that can only help me."
Shawcross is next in action when Stoke take on Hull City on Saturday evening in the Premier League.