Date: 16th May 2018 at 6:11pm
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Defender James Meredith could yet be a second former York City player involved at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The 30-year-old Millwall left-back has been included in Australia’s provisional 26-man squad. However, that figure will be reduced by a further three players on 3rd June.

He originally made his international debut in a 3-0 qualifying victory against Kyrgyzstan in November 2015.

Prior to that, Meredith completed 162 appearances and scored three times for the Minstermen having arrived from Shrewsbury Town in May 2009.

Those included him starting at Wembley as City lost their play-off final to Oxford United 3-1 twelve months later.

Happily, Meredith was to twice return a couple of years after that, as York famously defeated both Newport County in the FA Trophy final and Luton Town in their second play-off final attempt.

Moving on to neighbours Bradford City soon afterwards, he featured more than two-hundred times for the Bantams, including another Wembley play-off final date with Millwall,  ahead of signing for the South London club twelve months ago.

Former York goalkeeper Nick Pope has already been confirmed as definitely at this summer’s World Cup with England following his outstanding campaign for Burnley.