Elder wants a Socceroos call up, and believes there's a good chance new Australia boss Bert van Marwijk will give it to him.

Wigan are first in League One and have only lost three games this season, their talented player pool knocking out West Ham and Bournemouth to secure a clash against Manchester City on February 24.

Speaking to The World Game, Elder said his performances have put him in the spotlight.

“It’s nice to have a bit of recognition on the back of my performances this season,” he said.

“All I can do is keep my head down, keep working hard and hopefully continue those performances.

“It would be huge for me if, at some point, I am rewarded with that recognition in the national team.

“It’s something I want to achieve. I am an Australian boy over here in England but one day I want to be putting on that Socceroos jersey.

Unfortunately for Elder, there's not only stiff competition for the Socceroos fullback role, but for Wigan's as well. 

Elder has been battling for first team game-time this season, with former Manchester United youngster Reece James before him in the starting lineup.

Elder's on loan to Wigan from Leicester City, where he's still yet to make a senior team appearance, but recently signed a three year contract.

“I know there’s lots of competition. But at the end of the day it’s for your country and you want your country to be a strong as possible," he said. 

“I am just looking forward to seeing what the future holds, and continuing my development.

“Hopefully the new boss can come watch the European boys in their respective leagues.”