Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has flagged former Golden Boot winner, Adam Taggart, as a potential World Cup bolter.
Taggart has endured an injury interrupted season with the A-League strugglers, making just nine appearances and seven starts for four goals.
But the 24-year-old returned from injury to play a crucial role in Glory’s come from behind win against Melbourne City last week.
The second half sub came on just before the hour and headed home the winner from point blank range in the 97th minute.
“Great goal by Taggs, I was chuffed for him,” Lowe told Fox Sports just moments before Glory - with Taggart on the bench - faced off against Western Sydney Wanderers at Spotless on Sunday.
Taggart made two appearances for Australia in the 2014 World Cup against the Netherlands and Chile, and Lowe said that with a run of games under his belt the Perth native could find himself in Russia.
He added: “You know what, if Taggs gets on today… if he scores today and he rolls into that next game…what Taggart does he gets one, he gets two, he gets three. He goes on a roll and everyone can see his qualities.
“You know what? I wouldn’t put it past him being a bolter. Why not? He scores goals towards the end, he’s a quality player…why can’t he?"