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Crystal Palace skipper Jedinak, Liverpool left-back Smith in Australia squad for England friendly

Ange Postecoglou his named his 23-man Australia squad that will take on England in an international friendly later this month.

The Socceroos meet the Three Lions at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on May 27 which will help Roy Hodgson's tune up for the 2016 European Championships in June.

Postecoglou has made nine changes to the squad that defeated Tajikistan and Jordan in 2018 World Cup qualifiers in March, including four uncapped players in his roster.

Crewe Alexandra midfielder Brad Inman, 1860 Munich defender Milos Degenk, Brisbane Roar star Jamie Maclaren and Adelaide United's Stefan Mauk are the quartet that are yet to make an international appearance that have been included.

Among the usual suspects are Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak, who will captain his club in the FA Cup final against Manchester United at Wembley on May 21, Roar veteran Matt McKay, Baniyas midfielder Mark Milligan and Bayer Leverkusen winger Robbie Kruse while Liverpool left-back Brad Smith, Bournemouth keeper Adam Federici, Preston North End defender Bailey Wright and QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo were all present.

Postecoglou said of his selections: "Whilst it is an exciting fixture for us, it falls outside the FIFA window which means some boys, unfortunately, won't be available for it.

"That includes all the boys playing in Asia and also Jason Geria who is playing for Melbourne Victory in the AFC Champions League, so we've taken all that into account.

"We have had to cast the net far and wide again and at the same time I think we have come up with a squad that will be really competitive on the day.

"More importantly for me, it gives me a chance to see some further growth in some players playing against the best possible opposition.

"Due to this unique set of circumstances, we will name another squad next week for the upcoming matches against Greece where which will consider all eligible players."

Following the England friendly, the Socceroos have a double-header with Greece in Sydney on June 4 and in Melbourne three days later.


Australia squad for England friendly

Goalkeepers

Mathew Ryan (Valencia, SPN)
Adam Federici (Bournemouth, ENG)
Mitchell Langerak (Stuttgart, GER)

Defenders

Alex Wilkinson (Sydney FC)
Aziz Behich (Bursaspor, TUR)
Bailey Wright (Preston North End, ENG)
Brad Smith (Liverpool, ENG)
Josh Risdon (Perth Glory)
Milos Degenek (1860 Munich, GER)

Midfielders

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace, ENG)
Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar)
Mark Milligan (Baniyas, UAE)
Massimo Luongo (QPR, ENG)
Aaron Mooy (Melbourne City)
Chris Ikonomodis (Salernitana, ITA)
Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United)
Jackson Irvine (Ross County, SCO)
Stefan Mauk (Adelaide United)
Brad Inman (Crewe Alexandra, ENG)

Forwards

Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen, GER)
Tomi Juric (Roda JC, NED)
Jamie Maclaren (Brisbane Roar)

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