Captain Mile Jedinak has been left off Australia’s squad for its Oct. 8 World Cup qualifier against Jordan due to injury.
In other hands, 2015 Asian Cup winners Trent Sainsbury, James Troisi and Tomi Juric have returned to the squad to face Jordan next month after recovering from injuries
Ange Postecoglou said it was a sign of the national squad’s depth that Australia could be bringing players of this quality in at this stage.
“It is a sign of the depth we are creating that we bring these three guys back into the squad for the Jordan game,” Postecoglou said.
“All three played a major part in our Asian Cup success and after finding fitness and regular club football they are ready to come back in.
“We are slowly building a squad with alternatives and depth and when we add these three guys to the squad that did very well and won both games in the September window we are building nicely.
“We have said all along that we will need a pool deeper than 23 players throughout the World Cup Qualifiers as we strive to make an impact leading into the next World Cup in Russia.”
Australia full squad
Luke Brattan, Nathan Burns, Tim Cahill, Alex Cisak, Jason Davidson, Tarek Elrich, Adam Federici, Eugene Galekovic, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, Ryan McGowan, Matt McKay, James Meredith, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tommy Oar, Tom Rogic, Trent Sainsbury, Matt Spiranovic, James Troisi, Alex Wilkinson, Bailey Wright.
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