Midfielder Albert Adomah knows good club form in the Championship should cement a place in the Ghana squad for this summerâ€™s World Cup in Brazil.
Adomah, who is Middlesbroughâ€™s top scorer, is targeting a Championship promotion bid and a place in Ghanaâ€™s World Cup squad.
He joined Boro in August from relegated Bristol City in Â£1m deal last summer and has already scored nine goals despite operating primarily on the wing.
His goalscoring form has been one of the few highlights of an otherwise forgettable first half to a season that he believes could yet end on a high.
The 26-year-old set himself a goals target for the current campaign â€“ though refuses to reveal the exact total he hopes to achieve.
â€œIâ€™ve got a goals target to reach and from a team point of view the aim is to get promotion this year,â€ said Adomah.
â€œIf not, then hopefully we will get it the year after.
â€œFrom my personal point of view, if my club football goes well I could be selected for Ghana for the World Cup.
â€œBecause Ghana qualified, 2014 could be a massive year for me, hopefully I will go to my first World Cup.
â€œItâ€™s every footballerâ€™s dream to play at a higher level and I believe the World Cup is a higher level than the Premier League, La Liga or Serie A.
â€œThe World Cup is where all the top class players will be.â€