Rolling Socceroos XI: UNCHANGED!

Rolling Socceroos XI: UNCHANGED!


With under a month to run until the Socceroos’ next two World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and UAE, the Daily Football Show continues its Rolling Socceroos XI series.

Picked on form and minutes, the team features a number of A-League stars and is unchanged from last week’s lineup.

Ange Postecoglou is due to pick his squad to face Iraq and UAE on Wednesday morning.

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Goalkeeper – Brad Jones: Feyenoord suffered a shock setback on their march towards Eredivise supremacy against local rivals Sparta, but the 34-year-old continued on as No.1 gloveman.

Right-back – Rhyan Grant: Tough opening in the Big Blue, but he got on top, just as the dominant Sky Blues did.

Centre-back – Alex Wilkinson: Like Grant, got on top. Another clean sheet, and against Sydney’s nearest challenger. What more can you ask?

Centre-back – Bailey Wright: A clean sheet somewhat offsets the poor form being endured by his Bristol City side. Nevertheless, the former Preston man has become a regular at his new club.

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Left-back – Aziz Behich: Continues to be a starter for Buraspor in Turkey. Should be included in the squad, at the very least.

Defensive-midfield – Jackson Irvine: Postecoglou and fans alike will be relieved to hear the Burton man is fit again and was rushed straight back into the Brewers starting XI.

Central-midfield – Aaron Mooy: Goes from strength to strength. Again, first name on the team sheet.

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Central-midfield – Mark Milligan: Arguably the best player on Bani Yas’ books, playing regular minutes. His fitness will be a huge asset in Tehran.

Right-wing – James Troisi: Not his best game against Sydney FC, but still approached every touch with the world of confidence.

Left-wing – Mathew Leckie: Served the second week of his ban for Ingolstadt. Will return next weekend.

Striker – Jamie Maclaren: Man of the match against Newcastle Jets, scoring two goals.

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Mat Ryan: Unmoved as Racing Genk’s No.1 custodian. Turned it on against former side Club Brugge.

Alex Brosque: Gave Jason Geria the metaphorical bath in the Big Blue, and that’s no mean feat.

Josh Risdon: Entrenched for Perth Glory. His crossing game was on against Wellington Phoenix.

Jimmy Jeggo: Continues to pull the strings in the heart of Sturm Graz’s midfield.

Mass Luongo: Reinstated to QPR’s starting XI at the weekend. Terrific news.

Mile Jedinak: has begun building a real head of steam for Aston Villa. Only a matter of time until he is back among the starters.

Milos Degenek: Enjoying a perfect start to life in the J-League; two wins from two, 180 minutes from 180 minutes.

LISTEN to Monday’s Daily Football Show for the FULL rundown of selection.