Perth striker McBreen earns first Australian selection

Perth Glory striker Daniel McBreen’s move to Western Australia seems to have paid off after he was selected in the Australian national squad for next month’s Asian Cup qualifier against Indonesia.

Perth Glory striker Daniel McBreen’s move to Western Australia seems to have paid off after he was selected in the Australian national squad for next month’s Asian Cup qualifier against Indonesia.

The 32-year old English-born Aussie began his A-League career at the start of this season with newcomer North Queensland Fury before signing a short-term deal with the Glory in January where has scored five times.

After this season, he will begin a two-year contract with Central Coast Mariners but it was his move to the Glory that helped get him a spot in a Socceroos squad for the very first time.

“I'm absolutely buzzing, obviously everyone wants to represent their country and to be called up in into the squad is a great honour and I'm really looking forward to it," McBreen said.

"I've never been selected in the national team before so I’m really excited.

"Everyone has made me feel really welcome and I've just enjoyed the style of play we have here and I'm getting the chances and everything is going in the net, so it's been a really positive move."

Although this is a great achievement, McBreen will be more focused on the job at hand with the Glory this weekend as they take on the daunting task of facing Wellington Phoenix away in a knockout semi-final on Sunday.

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