Socceroo father and son act

Jason Davidson is not only following a similar path to his famous father Alan but could go a step further if he makes Ange Postecoglou's squad for Brazil.

While Alan Davidson is regarded as a Socceroo great after 11 years and 79 caps for the national team, he never managed to play at a World Cup.

"Inside our family, that's the joke we have at home that he hasn't played in a World Cup, hopefully that's something I can have over him," Jason said at the Socceroos' camp on the Central Coast on Thursday.

"But he's very proud and it's not a competition between us."

The 22-year-old isn't taking anything for granted but with just eight defenders named in the preliminary 30-man squad – and just one recognised left-back, Davidson junior is almost certainly going to be on the plane.

And if he does make the final cut, Davidson said his owes a lot to his famous dad, who will probably be the happiest of everyone to see his son succeed.

"He's my father first and being an ex-Socceroo he's honoured and proud of me," Davidson said.

"He knows how hard it's going to be and he's lived down this road.

"He wants me to work hard this camp and take nothing for granted and make sure I don't give Ange a reason to drop me."

With just five caps to his name, Davidson is still relatively new to the international game but has a chance to nail down the left-back position for years to come.

Despite his lack of experience and age, the Heracles defender has had to grow up quickly in the Socceroo set-up.

He scored an own goal on his debut against Scotland two years ago, while there were some other nervy moments in the recent clashes with Costa Rica and Ecuador.

But with a strong season in the Eredivisie under his belt, he feels his in good form and ready to make his make in camp over the next few weeks.

"I've been really happy with the way things went this year and towards the end of the season I was making a few assists and scoring a few goals," Davidson said.

"I'm still young and growing as a footballer.

"You are always developing with every training camp and every time I step on the field I feel I've matured over the last 18 months since I made my debut so I'm just happy the way I'm going.

"I've been working hard all season, had good form and I'm trying to bring that confidence into the national team.

“If I do that I think Ange will stick by me and I have to repay the favour."

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