Stones missed out by a whisker on going to the World Cup in Brazil last year with England, and says that there are a number of players who are ready to make the step up and play for the full national team soon.
“In this group, I think there are a number of players who can make the step up,” said Stones.
“I want to do that, and every player in that dressing room wants to be in the senior squad.
“Having been and played with the senior squad, it makes me hungry to do well and get back in there, along with the all other lads who are thinking the same.
“Everyone’s at such a good level in games and in training so it makes his job hard.
“But, it’s a good decision to have when everyone is performing and wants to play and everyone is so close to playing.
“We’ve got strength in depth, we’re not relying on one or two players to show a bit of magic, we’ve got that in abundance so it only gives us confidence of winning the games.”