The 30-year old striker is yet to score for the Socceroos in 26 international appearances but is planning to get the chance to resurrect that by scoring a plethora of goals for new club Millwall this season.
Former Celtic and Middlesbrough ace McDonald has not played for his country since August last year but is hoping to find some top-quality form with Millwall in order to change the mind of Socceroos boos Holger Osieck.
“I’ve never really heard (from Holger) or had a chat to him apart from the times I’ve made the phone call,” McDonald told au.fourfourtwo.com.
“But I have a goal of getting to the World Cup. At this point of time it’s really about shoving it in people’s faces and you can only do that by scoring goals.
"So I have to score goals. It’s as simple as that.
“Then, obviously, we’ve got the (2015) Asian Cup in Australia which would be a massive thing as well to come home and play in.”
Since arriving at The Den from the Riverside Stadium, McDonald has made four appearances (three as a sub) in the Championship and two in the Capital One Cup but is yet to score a goal for the Lions.