Caltex Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou will give some more fresh faces a shot at international football when the Aussies face Greece on Saturday night in Sydney.
The friendly is part of two games against Greece and are the last such hitouts before final phase World Cup qualifiers starting in September.
“I definitely am [excited]. Part of the process for us is to continually look for players who can add to what we’re doing.
“We’ve got two or three around the squad who are probably itching for a chance themselves, and it’ll be a good test for them.”
Three such players in the frame are defenders Alex Gersbach and Milos Degenek and Jason Geria.
“We’ll have a couple [of debutants] over the next two games and I am excited by that.
“There is always the possibility that we may unearth a player that will add to what we’re doing," said Postecoglou.
Caltex Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak added: “Whoever gets the nod tomorrow will have everyone’s support.”
Postecoglou said these games were all about Australia's game plan.
And he noted the importance of different formations saying the 4-3-3 would continue to be the go-to formation but was satisfied his side could play a 4-4-2 when needed, as they did last week in England.
He also noted that based on their last four games under new coach Michael Skibbe, Greece had changed their approach somewhat.
“They’ve become a little more aggressive particularly in a defensive sense.
"Which is great and it’s exactly what we need.
“Just look at their players, and where they play, you know it’s a good quality opponent.
“And I actually think it’ll be an exciting game for the supporters. I’ve a feeling it’ll be a game that gets people off their seats.”
Skibbe added Australia’s performance against England last week was “excellent”.
After a very disappointing Euros qualifying campaign, the German said these two games against Australia would be important in looking at some new players in his squad.
“We have to find our self confidence for the [World Cup] qualifiers starting in September.
“Until this period I have to find the right players to build a team which is going to Russia.”
He added: “We’d like to [play more aggressively] but it is the character of the Greek team to have a good defence. This is also something we have to do in the matches against Australia.”
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