Socceroos Name Squad For World Cup Qualifier Against Honduras

One big name returns.

Socceroos Name Squad For World Cup Qualifier Against Honduras (Image: Getty)

Australia has been bolstered by the return of captain Mile Jedinak for the first leg of the World Cup qualifier with Honduras.

Jedinak played 30 minutes for Aston Villa on the weekend, enough to convince Ange Postecoglou he was fit.

“Mile’s in the squad because he’s almost to the point where he feels good and ready to play,” Postecoglou said on Tuesday.

“From experience point of view, it’s an enormous bonus.”

The injury concerns don't end there, though, with Robbie Kruse and Mathew Leckie both facing injury concerns.

Kruse has a knee complaint, while Leckie is suspended from the first leg anyway, alongside midfielder Mark Milligan.

“(Kruse) got a bit of a knock to the knee in the last league game, so he’s a little bit of a concern at the moment as well,” Postecoglou said.

“We’ve had Les Gelis our head physio for the last 10 days. He’s spent time with Mile, Lecks, Krusey...and he’s working really closely with the clubs to give the players every chance to be ready.”

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Mitchell Langerak (Levante, Spain), Mat Ryan (Brighton, England), Danny Vukovic (Genk, Belgium).

Defenders: Aziz Behich (Bursaspor, Turkey), Milos Degenek (Yokohama Marinos, Japan), Alex Gersbach (Rosenborg, Norway), Craig Goodwin (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands), Matthew Jurman (Suwon, South Korea), Ryan McGowan (Al Sharjah, UAE), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers), Trent Sainsbury (Jiangsu Suning, China), Bailey Wright (Bristol City, England).

Midfielders: Jackson Irvine (Hull City, England), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa, England), James Jeggo (Sturm Graz, Austria), Massimo Luongo (QPR, England), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town, England), Tom Rogic (Celtic, Scotland), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory).

Attackers: Tim Cahill (Melbourne City), Tom Juric (Luzern, Switzerland), Robbie Kruse (Bochum, Germany), Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Nikita Rukavytsya (Maccabi Haifa, Israel).