In a boost for the Caltex Socceroos, inspirational captain Mile Jedinak saw game time overnight in Aston Villa's 2-0 win over Preston North End.
The Aussie midfielder was a second half substitute for Josh Onomah as Villa coach Steve Bruce looked to hold on to a valuable three points at Deepdale.
Jedinak came on in the 66th minute.
Goals from James Chester and Robert Snodgrass gave Jedinak's side a 2-0 lead at the break and Villa held on in front of just over 14,000 fans.
Coming back from injury - one which has kept him out of the national team since June's Confederations Cup - having Jedinak back on the park will be a boost for Aussie fans and coach Ange Postecoglou.
This week, the Asian Cup winning Australian captain was named in the Socceroos' 25-man squad for the two-game World Cup playoff qualifier with Honduras.
The first leg is in Honduras on Friday November 10 (Nov 11, 9am kick off AEDT) with the second leg in Sydney on November 15.
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