Socceroos to arrive in Adelaide on Sunday

The Socceroos will begin arriving in Adelaide on Sunday ahead of their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Tajikistan and Jordan in Group B.

With a number of players flying in from overseas we take a look at how the Socceroos are faring for their clubs as they push for a spot in starting XI.

The Chinese Super League has made headlines in world football in recent times and Australia is not without their own contingent of stars in this burgeoning competition that began their new season a fortnight ago.

Tim Cahill and Ryan McGowan are both with their second CSL sides while Apostolos Giannou and Trent Sainsbury found new homes in China during the January transfer window.

Elsewhere in Asia, Nathan Burns has been playing for J-League side FC Tokyo and came up against Sainsbury in the AFC Champions League overnight drawing 0-0.

Midfielder Mark Milligan is based in the UAE with his Baniyas FC outfit currently eighth in the Arabian Gulf League.

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak is the only player seeing regular game time in the English Premier League, with Crystal Palace recently booking a berth in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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Goalkeeper Adam Federici has predominately been deputising at AFC Bournemouth, who look to have secured their top-flight status for next season. Federici’s last appearances came in the Cherries’ FA Cup run.

Defender Brad Smith made some outstanding contributions to Liverpool’s Cup runs this season but has mostly been playing in the Reds’ youth side of late as he tries to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first team.

Brad Smith and Joe Allen celebrate combining to score Liverpool's first goal in their FA Cup win over Exeter City.

A tier below in the Championship Massimo Luongo has been deployed in a deeper lying midfield role for Queens Park Rangers, while Bailey Wright has been a mainstay of tenth-placed Preston North End’s defence.

Midfielder Tom Rogic continues to impress at Scottish giants Celtic, the 23-year-old’s contract is nearly up but he has intimated he intends to sign an extension.

Elsewhere in Europe, Mathew Leckie, Mitch Langerak and Robbie Kruse are all still in Germany. Leckie scored an important goal for FC Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga on the weekend, while Langerak and Kruse are both coming back from injury.

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan has been jostling for the No.1 jersey at Valencia under manager Gary Neville. 

Mat Ryan tasted success in the UEFA Europa League with Valencia overnight.

The 23-year-old pulled off some stunning saves in the Europa League last week and will be hoping to help his side progress from their round of 16 tie against Athletico Bilbao on Friday morning AEDT.

Youngsters Terry Antonis, Alex Gersbach and Chris Ikonomidis are all pushing for minutes in Greece, Norway and Italy respectively. 

Antonis recently got a taste of first team action at PAOK, Gersbach moved to Rosenborg BK during the January transfer window, while Ikonomidis has been loaned out to Serie B side US Salernitana.

Chris Ikonomidis in action for the Socceroos against Bangladesh in September.

It will ensure that competition is strong on the training ground when the Aussies get their camp underway. No doubt the maximum six points is what Postecoglou will want and with glamour friendlies to come against Greece and England, players will want to do everything they can to impress.