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Bradford defender Meredith still has World Cup in mind

James Meredith says making Australia's World Cup squad is still in the back of his mind.

The 25-year old Bradford City left-back has not played at club level since breaking his foot at training in January but is now back at training and looking at a return for the final few months of the League One season.

Meredith has never been involved with the Socceroos and was hoping to impress Ange Postecoglou when he watched the Bantams take on Preston North End recently but unfortunately was already sidelined.

However, he is looking to work his way back into Phil Parkinson's first team at Bradford with the view to playing consistently in order to win a call-up ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

"I've got to build up my muscle strength," Meredith told au.fourfourtwo.com. "I'd like to get back for the start of April.

"Beforehand I was in good form and playing week-in-week-out, and then I missed the game that Ange attended," he added.

"The World Cup's still an aspiration for me but my focus right now is Bradford. It's in the back of my mind. Who knows what will be. The season's certainly not over for me."

Meredith had made 24 League One appearances for the Bantams prior to his injury, helping guide the West Yorkshire club to 11th place on the tier three table of English football.

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