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Melbourne City defender Connor Chapman sets sights on Olyroos selection

GAME ON: Melbourne City defender Connor Chapman (right) hopes a big game against the Jets will improve his chances of Olyroos selection. Picture: Getty ImagesMELBOURE City defender Connor Chapman hopes a solid performance against former club Newcastle will force the hand of Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar.

Chapman, 21, enters Sunday’s clash against his old clubat Hunter Stadium having playedevery minute of City’s campaign.

And with an Olympic qualifying tournament looming in January the centreback is desperate to impress Vidmar.

“You always want to play for your country,’’ he said.

‘‘I can’t really decide those things but, hopefully, I can decide them with the way I’m playing.’’

Chapman, an representative atunder-17 and under-20 level, has been a regular starter forCity but has been overlooked for Olyroos selection.

‘‘I think I’m in the pool of players,” Chapman said. “I’ve just got to keep working hard.”

City are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, a statistic Chapman iseager to correct.

‘‘It’s quite disappointing that we haven’t kept a clean sheet yet – it’s a massive thing,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, president of the Jets supportersgroup, TheSquadron, Grant Furner will join other supporter group representatives at a meeting with Football Federation in Sydney on Wednesday night in a bid toend a boycott ofA-Leaguematches by fans.

Furious over thepublication of the names of198fans banned from games, and a lack of an appeals process against bans,supporter groups stayed away last round.

“We will be presenting the FFA with a list of issues and then work through them to find satisfactory outcomes for both parties,” Furner said.

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