SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Thomas Rogic of Australia sings the national anthem before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification match between the Australian Socceroos and Jordan at Allianz Stadium on March 29, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Ange Postecoglou has named a 23-man squad to face England at the Stadium of Light on May 28.

Four debutants (Milos Degenek, Brad Inman, Jamie Maclaren and Stefan Mauk) and six A-League players have been named in the squad to face the old enemy.

In all, nine changes were made to the squad that defeated Tajikistan in March, with stars Tim Cahill, Trent Sainsbury, Matthew Leckie or Matthew Spiranovic all missing from the squad.

“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,” Postecoglou said.

“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 we will consider all eligible players.”


GOALKEEPERS: Adam Federici (Bournemouth), Mitch Langerak (Stuttgart), Mat Ryan (Valencia)

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

MIDFIELDERS: Chris Ikonomidis (Salernitana on loan from Lazio), Jackson Irvine (Ross County FC), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace), Mark Milligan (Baniyas), Aaron Mooy (Melbourne City), Tom Rogic (Celtic), Craig Goodwin (Sparta Rotterdam), Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers), Stefan Mauk (Adelaide United), Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar)
ATTACKERS: Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen), Jamie Maclaren (Brisbane Roar), Bradden Inman (Crew Alexandra FC), Tomi Juric (Roda JC)