Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay has made it quite clear that he intends on becoming an Australian national team regular.
One of the most consistent midfielders in the A-League so far this season, the 27-year old has been called up by Socceroos coach Holger Osieck for Wednesday’s international friendly with Egypt and he plans to make the most of his opportunity.
McKay admits that he hopes to impress so that he comes into calculations for the Asian Cup which kicks off in January in Qatar.
"It's huge to make the Asian Cup squad and I want to be involved with that," McKay told AAP.
"Obviously there's more opportunities that come in a 20-man squad, so I'll go over there and hopefully get some minutes and play well.
"It's been a goal since the (Asian Cup) qualifications because I'd been a part of the qualifications, and been around squads all the way through.
"I want to be involved in the future for sure."
McKay flew to Egypt from Melbourne after his side managed a 2-1 win over the Heart and he will be hoping to notch up his sixth Australian cap in Cairo on Wednesday night (4:30am Thursday AEST).