Nathan Lyon chats ahead of Australia A's next tour match against Ireland on the VB Tour of the British Isles.

Lyon is currently with the Australia A side, training hard ahead of the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series.

Skipper Michael Clarke said spinner Nathan Lyon needs not look over his shoulder in England in the coming months despite the looming presence of Fawad Ahmed in the Australian team set-up.

Lyon was the only spin bowler named in the 16-man squad for the five-Test Ashes series starting on July 10, but there is mounting speculation Pakistani-born leg-spinner Ahmed will be drafted into the side at his expense.

Former refugee Ahmed, 31, will be eligible if minor changes to Australia's citizenship legislation pass through parliament in the next few weeks.