CHEPSTOW-BORNPaul Parry has told Wales manager John Toshack that he wants to return from a self-imposed international exile to help the Dragons' bid to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

The Cardiff City midfielder informed Toshack he wanted to take a break from international duty for personal reasons after earning his 11th cap when coming on as a substitute for Ryan Giggs in the 3-0 home Euro 2008 Championship qualifier win against San Marino at the Millennium Stadium in March, 2007.

Now, however, the in-form ex-Hereford United ace could be named in Toshack's squad at the end of the month for the friendly clash against Norway at Wrexham next month.

"I don't expect to be named in the squad for the Norway game," said a modest Parry. "But if the call comes again soon, I'll be ready for it. At the moment I'm feeling very refreshed and I'm up for wearing the Welsh shirt once more."

After spending six seasons with then-non-league Hereford, Parry burst onto the professional scene after joining Cardiff in early January, 2004.

Within weeks he'd made his international debut in a 4-0 friendly victory over Scotland at the Millennium Stadium following a series of highly-impressive displays for the Bluebirds.

Parry, 27, has scored 16 goals in 184 league and cup appearances for the club and has been the subject of transfer speculation regarding Cardiff's Championship rivals Ipswich Town and Leicester City.

But after being linked with a £750,000 move to another Championship side, Norwich City, Parry this week declared he has no intention of leaving the capital club.

"I'm not going anywhere," said Parry, who has 18 months remaining on his current Cardiff contract. "I'm happy with my form at City and enjoy living here, so there is no reason for me to go anywhere else."