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Halloran flying for Fortuna Dusseldorf

Monday, 14 April 2014 2:56 PM
 

Halloran flying for Fortuna Dusseldorf

Former Hyundai A-League flyer Ben Halloran has continued to stake his claim for a place in the Socceroos' World Cup squad.

Halloran is hitting form at just the right time for Bundesliga 2 club Fortuna Dusseldorf, scoring in their 3-1 home win over Aalen on the weekend.

It was the 21-year-old's third goal in his last 11 appearances for Fortuna, who have consolidated their position in mid-table.


Halloran, who played for Gold Coast and Brisbane in the A-League before heading to Germany, is enjoying a breakout season at the club for which fellow Australian Robbie Kruse made his mark.

And it's Kruse's cruel knee injury which could open the door for Halloran to win a spot on the plane to Brazil.

Halloran is very much in a similar mould to the Bayer Leverkusen winger, lightning quick and with an eye for goal.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has made no secret of the fact he will only select players who are getting regular game time at their clubs and Halloran certainly fits the bill, making 21 appearances this season.

He was set to get his first Socceroos cap last month when selected in the squad to play Ecuador in London, only to be forced to withdraw with a hip injury.

The Socceroos boss will name his preliminary 30-man World Cup squad next month and Halloran would seem a good chance to be included if he can maintain his hot-streak for the remainder of his domestic campaign.

The final chance to see the Socceroos on home soil before they head to the World Cup will be when they take on South Africa in a farewell game on May 26 in Sydney. Tickets for the match, presented by NAB, are on sale now. Click here to secure yours today.

 
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