Good back for Dundee

Curtis Good’s World Cup hopes have received a big boost with the Socceroo set to resume training on Monday after a six-week lay-off due to a hip injury.

Good has completed his rehab at parent club Newcastle and returned to Scottish outfit Dundee United after suffering a hip injury on his international debut in Australia’s 4-3 friendly defeat to Ecuador last month.

The youngsters return is a boost with the central defender among a group of contenders to be one of Ange Postecoglou’s backline options for the Brazil 2014 squad.

On Thursday the 21-year-old returned to United where he’s in line to play a handful of games before the end of the season, including the club’s Scottish Cup final against St Johnstone on May 17.

“He will start training Monday,” United coach Darren Jackson told the Evening Chronicle. “From then we will have a full squad back fit.

“He is in contention for the final and maybe a few games before too.”

Good joined United on loan at the end of January and had made five appearances for the Tangerines prior to his injury. 

United have five more league games and the cup final before the end of the season.

Good is likely to battling against Matt Spiranovic, Lucas Neill, Trent Sainsbury, Ryan McGowan, Alex Wilkinson and Sasa Ognenovski for a spot in Postecoglou’s World Cup squad.