Furman eyes World Cup spot
Dean Furman has set his sights on winning a place in the South Africa squad for this summer's World Cup.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 10/02/10 4:11pm
Oldham Athletic midfielder Dean Furman has set his sights on winning a place in the South Africa squad for this summer's World Cup.
The 21-year-old has been called up to the squad before, but has not yet managed to earn his first cap for his country.
However, the former Rangers youngster admits that he would love to feature for his country on home soil at the prestigious tournament this summer.
"I think that every player's dream is to play at the World Cup and with South Africa being the host nation, it makes it even more unbelievable for me to get into the squad for it," Furman told skysports.com.
"All I can do is keep playing well for Oldham and hope that someone is watching at the other end."
There was a time when international footballers were only selected from the top leagues around the world, but the likes of Patrick Kisnorbo and Christian Dailly have helped raise the profile of the lower leagues in England, and Furman is hoping he can add his name to that ever-growing list.
He added: "The Championship is a very strong division and League One is getting more competitive every year as big sides like Leeds, Norwich and Southampton continue to drop down.
"So, it does boast some quality players including a number of internationals, which has helped raise the profile of the division."