Four in four for Halloran

Australian youngster Ben Halloran continued his remarkable form by scoring in a fourth consecutive match for Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany’s 2.Bundesliga overnight.

Halloran, who will turn 22 during the 2014 Brazil World Cup, made it four goals in four games with a sublime strike which displayed his growing confidence in Fortuna’s 4-0 win over Erzgebirge Aue.

The former Gold Coast United and Brisbane Roar attacker collected Levan Kenia’s pass, before delightfully chipping in off the underside of the bar on 89 minutes.

“Of course, I’m very satisfied,” Halloran told the Fortuna website after the game.

Speaking about his goal, he added: “I acted instinctively. If you have great self-confidence and the team leads 3-0, you can score such a goal.”

Halloran remains uncapped for the Socceroos after having to withdraw from last month’s friendly with Ecuador due to a hip injury.

However, the pacy attacker’s form has him banging down Ange Postecoglou’s door for World Cup selection.

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Well, well. Now that Ange has taken over we seem to have players popping up all over. For all who say Ange has got nothing to do with it and Holger and Pim were just as good, remember Holger and Pim said we have no good young players. Ever since Ange came in we have heaps ! Half the Socceroos squad is youngsters that Ange has taught !

We only need 2 strikers and we now can choose from Cahill, Kruse, Leckie, Halloran, Taggart, and lesser Duke, Juric and Kennedy. The first 5 will be battling it out for the 2 spots I presume and make it to Brazil and the AC.

Competition under Ange has led to Cahill producing his best ever Socceroos display last time where he earnt 3 goals and should have got another 3 penalties in the box from the ref for rugby tackles against him. The only place we lack is the backs of course, but soon we will have competition there too.
Well done Ange ! Well done Halloran ! Halloran hopefully will be a great star.

I never thought anyone could catch up to Robbie Kruse, but it seems Halloran is and may overtake Robbie ? With forwards that good, we may not even need backs ! eg first half against Ecuador.