Jason Culina says he is intent on pushing back into the Australian national team setup after sustaining injury whilst on duty in January.
The 31-year old Newcastle Jets midfielder has been sidelined since injuring his knee at the Asian Cup in Qatar and he now wants to get back to full fitness and have a strong beginning to the upcoming A-League season so he can again link up with the Socceroos for 2014 World Cup qualifying.
''But I have started training again and, in a way, the long break between seasons is helpful … I have five or six weeks now in which I can get right and, hopefully, I should be OK for that first match with the Heart.''
"I am glad firstly to see my friends come back, but I am glad when any Socceroos come to play here. It will all be a boost for the league," he added.