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Feds on Wolves and Socceroos

27 September 2014

Adam happy with Club and Country

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici expressed his delight at being selected in Australia’s 23-man squad for their friendlies against United Arab Emirates and Qatar in October.

The Royals number one shot-stopper has been in fine form this season as he looks to make his first appearance in over two years for the Socceroos.

Although the 29-year-old will be helping his national side prepare for the 2015 AFC Asia Cup, Federici has set himself a personal target of making the Australian squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“It feels really good to be back in the Australian squad,” said Feds. “It has been a little while so I’m looking forward to seeing some old faces and some news ones as well as getting out there and doing some more training.

“I think the Asian Cup is a little bit too close to be putting myself in contention for, but personally I’ll be setting myself some goals for the next World Cup.

“I’m looking forward to that as I think any player would look forward to playing in a World Cup.

“Unfortunately, I missed out on the last one so I’ll be doing what I can to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

“I’ve got a lot of messages and support back home which is really nice, so now I’m looking forward to going back home and seeing the lads.”

Meanwhile, Federici is fully focused on Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers having recovered from a minor injury which kept him out of our last two games.

The Aussie also stated he was happy Reading’s takeover has now been completed urging his colleagues to now look forward.

He said: “It’s been great the club takeover has been completed, but everyone has stopped talking about it now.

“It’s great to get that all sorted and now everyone knows what is what and now we look forward to moving upwards with the new owners so there’s some exciting times ahead for the Reading fans everywhere.

“I’m feeling great, I’ve trained all week so enjoyed that and now looking forward to Sunday – it should be a really good game.

“Wolves have obviously got a lot of momentum coming up from League One, so they are playing with a lot of confidence and now we need to match their energy.

“They’ve not surprised me at all. A lot of teams that have come up have the confidence from winning the league and winning games. Once you have that feeling it’s very hard to break.

“It’s going to be a tough game, but we look forward to the challenging as we aim to get back to winning ways and the boys are really up for it.”

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