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Sport Scotsman in line for Socceroos debut

07:36  08 october  2019
07:36  08 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Jurman has fronted Socceroos camp in excellent physical shape and, crucially, with experience playing as part of a back three with his club Suwon Bluewings. "He's presented himself well, he's in good condition and had a good game on the weekend. He's certainly in line for an opportunity."

Fresh from his Socceroos debut and the questionable assist he picked up along with it, the Scotsman is desperate for a start. Here's just one possible way an experimental Socceroos could line -up against Lebanon.

LINCOLN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31:  Fleetwood Town's Harry Souttar during the Sky Bet League One match between Lincoln City and Fleetwood Town at Sincil Bank Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Lincoln, England. (Photo by Chris Vaughan - CameraSport via Getty Images)© 2019 CameraSport LINCOLN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Fleetwood Town's Harry Souttar during the Sky Bet League One match between Lincoln City and Fleetwood Town at Sincil Bank Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Lincoln, England. (Photo by Chris Vaughan - CameraSport via Getty Images) A Scotsman could make his Socceroos debut just three days after arriving in Australia for the first time.

Harry Souttar qualifies to play for Australia through his mother and could make his international debut in a World Cup qualifier against Group B minnows Nepal on Thursday.

The 20-year-old has spent his whole life in Great Britain and is currently on loan from English club Stoke to Fleetwood Town.

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With Bailey Wright suspended for the Socceroos ' World Cup qualifying clash with Syria, Matt Jurman is well in the frame for a first international start.

Fresh from his Socceroos debut and the questionable assist he picked up along with it, the Scotsman is desperate for a start. Here's just one possible way an experimental Socceroos could line -up against Lebanon.

Souttar played for Scotland under-19 before switching his allegiances earlier this year and made two appearances for the Olyroos.

The 198cm defender arrived in Australia on Monday and joined Socceroos teammates in Canberra ahead of their game at GIO Stadium.

"It's good to be here, obviously my first time in Australia. It was a long flight ... I'm really delighted to be here and focused on the game now," Souttar said.

"It would be very special (to debut) and an extremely proud moment for me if it does happen, and for my family, my mum especially.

"Everyone is really pleased for me. The players we've got in the Socceroos are world-class players and boys that play in the (English) Premier League week in, week out, so that's only going to benefit me.

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  Socceroos host earthquake-hit minnows Australia are expected to thrash Nepal when the teams meet in a World Cup qualifier in Canberra on Thursday night. There hasn't been a Nepalese domestic league since 2015, initially because of an earthquake and then due to mismanagement from officials. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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With star forward Daniel Arzani suffering an unlucky ACL injury in his Celtic debut , the A-League winning coach has been forced to get creative as The biggest talking points include the selection of Scotsman Martin Boyle – who only recently was cleared to play for the Socceroos and is reportedly

"We've got to wait and see what the boss does but fingers crossed it will come sooner rather than later.

Australia host Nepal before flying to Kaohsiung to face Taiwan for their next group match on Tuesday.

This week marks Souttar's third Australian camp and is the only uncapped player in the squad.

He was an unused member of the squad for last month's qualifying opener in Kuwait as the Socceroos strolled to a 3-0 win in the Middle East.

"I'm extremely proud to be here," Souttar said.

"I think it's a culture where everyone loves coming to camp and everyone always has a smile on their face and enjoy their work first and foremost but we're here to do a job.

"It's a good opportunity now to get through the two games and hopefully get six points."

If Souttar debuts he will become the second tallest Socceroos player in history, only behind Zeljko Kalac at 202cm.

He will also follow in the footsteps of fellow Scot Martin Boyle, the Hibernian striker who made his Socceroos debut last year.

More than 750 Australian supporters welcomed the squad at a fan day in Canberra on Monday.

"There was a lot more fans there than I thought there would be, it was a great turnout," Souttar said.

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Harry Souttar joined Adam Taggart and Jackson Irvine in scoring doubles in a big win for Australia over minnows Chinese Taipei.Graham Arnold's men eased to a five-goal victory over Nepal on home soil last week and went one better despite a largely sluggish second half in Tuesday's low-key clash in Kaohsiung.

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