But I don't know that he is quite ready to force his way into the England camp just yet.
Neil Lennon obviously has a lot of faith and trust in the striker and certainly over the last few weeks he has looked more focused, sharper and more clinical than he did in the early weeks of the season.
One possible reason for that may have been the introduction of Miku. There is nothing like a little bit of competition to bring out the best in the players that are vying for a starting place.
But when you consider the players who are in front of Hooper in terms of inter- national selection, I do think he still has a wee bit to go yet.
The best place for him to showcase what he has got is going to be the Champions League. It is these games where he really has the opportunity to hammer home the message that he is good enough to play for his country because it is that kind of level that he will be expected to perform at.
I am not disparaging Raith Rovers or the goals that he scored against them, but I do think that it will be against the likes of Spartak Moscow, Barcelona and Benfica where eyebrows will be raised if he can go out and sustain that level of performance.
The same would go for Fraser Forster, although I think he is definitely capable right now of getting into Roy Hogdson's England squad.
I don't know that he would be ready to replace Joe Hart, but I certainly think he has done enough over the last year or so to suggest that he is worthy of a place in the squad.
Lennon, though, will be far more concerned simply with what his players are doing for him and for Celtic.
The game with Motherwell tomorrow will be a physical one for Celtic and it is the type of game where you need the attitude to be spot on.
Motherwell will be sore from the way in which they lost to Rangers the other night and they will be sure to want to let Celtic know they are in a game.
It is just under a year ago that Celtic went there following a 3-3 draw at Rugby Park and the victory they got that day really kick-started the season.
There are a few similarities now, although, of course, I don't think that the situation is anywhere near as precarious as it was then.
Everyone knows that Celtic will probably win the title and there is no fear factor simply as Rangers are not there.
But it will still be a battle and it is one of the games in this league campaign that could be regarded as one of the hardest so far.
You'll say the same again when the time comes to go to Tynecastle and Tannadice, but this has the potential to be a tricky one too.
It will be physically demanding and it is important that as a team you adapt to that.
I don't think the gap at the top is anything that would unduly worry anyone too much at this stage of the season but at the same time, Celtic will want to start finding momentum and consistency.
They have the trip to Moscow coming hard on the heels of this and they will want to head off for that one on the back of a decent performance and a positive result.