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Fulham star Schwarzer: Australia's goalkeeping hopes in good hands

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is very impressed with the gloveman stocks in Australia. The Socceroos veteran leads the line of a number of Aussie keepers with plenty of ability and he feels that the current crop is very strong, putting the national team in a good position in between the posts.

Schwarzer is the clear number one in the national team but says that he has some good understudies ready to go if need be.

"I've been watching Adam [Federici] for a little while now and he's obviously doing well in the Championship at Reading, and every opportunity he's had for the national team, he's taken it and he did it again against Serbia,'' Schwarzer told the Sydney Morning Herald.

''It's tough for a keeper when you're not playing games and you've got someone in front of you because it's game time you need. He'll have to bide his time but he's a talented goalkeeper.

''Nathan [Coe] has impressed me a lot in the 12 months since he's been involved in the national side. He's got a lot of ability, a willingness to learn and get better. He's got a great attitude.

"What is important for him is that he's playing first-team football [with Danish club Sønderjyske].

. "Hopefully he'll get noticed and make a move to a bigger club and he can show everyone what he's really capable of.''

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Andrew Slevison
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