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Nottingham Forest's Lichaj intent on putting best foot forward ahead of World Cup

Eric Lichaj is planning to use his recall to the USA national team as a platform to making the World Cup squad for next year's tournament in Brazil.

The 24-year old Nottingham Forest defender, capped eight times by the US, is part of Juergen Klinsmann's roster for Friday's Glasgow friendly with Scotland and Tuesday's meeting with Austria in Vienna and is intent on impressing as much as possible in order to enhance his chances for a World Cup berth.

"For the team, every player is trying to impress to get to the World Cup obviously," he told

"For me personally, I'm just trying to do what I do best. Hopefully, that will be enough for the manager to bring me in for the next camp. So, I'll just keep working hard towards that."

The former Aston Villa man added: "These are two good games in Europe. We always talked about playing in these kinds of games in Europe on these kinds of nights where everybody is tested at the highest level.

"We need to use these opportunities to see where we're at individually, where we're at as a team, and where we can improve now in the last few months before the World Cup."

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