The former Aston Villa goalkeeper, 36, said: "I'm under no illusions here, I'm here on trial, so forget past reputations, if I can't do a good job for the team, then that's not good for the Central Coast Mariners, nor is it good for me.

"I'm very thankful to have an opportunity to start on Sunday, at least I'll know where I'm at in terms of fitness and my sharpness."

Bosnich added: "I came here with no expectations other than to work hard and to make a good impression, hopefully that's been the case and hopefully that will continue to be the case.

"I'm interested to see how I do myself and I can feel the nerves coming up for the first time in a very long time and that's a good thing."