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Australia No2 Arnold to make check on Hamilton fullback McClenahan

Hamilton fullback Trent McClenahan is hoping to break into Australia's World Cup squad.

McClenahan knows Tuesday night's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Kilmarnock will be his most important match of the season.

Australia assistant manager Graham Arnold will be in attendance at New Douglas Park to run the rule over the 24-year-old ahead of this summer's World Cup finals.

"I've not made the most recent squads," McClenahan said. "That's why it's important on Tuesday night to put in a good performance so I can get a chance in the lead- up."

McClenahan has already had a taste of international football, having played for his country at the 2008 Olympics.

The former West Ham youngster fell off the radar after moving to Hamilton in September of that year but the club's recent performances in league and cup against Rangers have propelled him back into the spotlight.

"First and foremost, making the team's going to be hard in itself," McClenahan said.

"If you end up making the squad it's a massive experience.

"I went to the Olympics two years ago, which was pretty good.

"But the World Cup's got to top that, really.

"Hopefully I can get the chance to make that team."

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