Ex-Rangers star opens up on prospect of stunning World Cup spot for Australia
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Ex-Rangers star opens up on prospect of stunning World Cup spot for Australia

Former Rangers striker Jason Cummings could find himself heading to this winter’s World Cup with Australia after catching the eye since moving to the other side of the world – and admits he’d “love” a call-up for the Socceroos.

Cummings, who is eligible for Australia through his mum, has impressed since joining Central Coast Mariners at the start of the year, leading to calls for him to be added to Graham Arnold’s national team squad.

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The striker has seven goals in sixteen games for the Mariners following his move from Dundee and the ex-Rangers man admits he hopes he can force his way into the international reckoning.

“It’s good to see that I’m getting recognition, a lot of people are saying they want to get me in the national team, which would be an absolute honour if I could,” Cummings said.

“If I keep doing well, keep scoring goals, I might have a chance of getting in there. I’d love to be.

“I love scoring goals and I’d obviously work my socks off.

“I’ve had no contact yet with manager Graham Arnold and my main focus now is obviously with the Mariners and getting a top six finish.

“I’ve spoken to Martin Boyle a few times and he’s wanting to get me in as well.

“It’s not up to me if I get called up, but hopefully, I can one day.”

Could Cummings end up at this winter’s World Cup?

Australia need to beat United Arab Emirates in June with the winner then facing Peru to earn a spot at the World Cup finals in Qatar.

If they make it to the finals, they’ll go into Group D alongside holders France, Denmark and Tunisia.

Having started 2022 frozen out at Dundee after a night out at the Hydro, Cummings could end 2022 going toe-to-toe with France as they look to retain the World Cup.

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