Socceroo stitched up on Instagram

Ange Postecoglou has a defensive hard-man at his disposal if he needs one, with Ryan McGowan casually filming himself receiving stitches following a match this week

McGowan needed treatment following a 1-0 away win over Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese FA Cup.

The Australian international defender clearly isn't the squeamish type, opting to record the process and post it to Instagram after the game.

"Bit of work done on the knee tonight after a hard fought 1-0 win in the Cup! 5 stitches for my troubles #Winners #ChicksDigScars #Shandong #Luneng."

McGowan, 24, has 12 caps for his country and played for Australia the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.