Jedinak, Juric and Kruse out of Socceroos squad

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has made three changes to the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh at nib Stadium on Thursday.

Mile Jedinak, Tomi Juric and Robbie Kruse have been ruled out of the match and will be replaced by Italian-based attacker Chris Ikonomidis, striker Ben Halloran and Brisbane Roar midfielder Luke Brattan.

Jedinak suffered a hamstring injury playing for Crystal Palace while Kruse and Juric have been recovering from recent injuries.

“Mile picked up a hamstring injury that will keep him out for a short period of time so he won’t be making the trip for the games against Bangladesh and Tajikistan,” Postecoglou said on Friday.

"Tomi (Juric) and Robbie (Kruse) have had recent injuries and after speaking to our medical staff we believe they are better served staying with their clubs to regain match fitness and not undertake the travel so they are available for matches in the next window.

“It gives Chris, Ben and Luke Brattan a great opportunity to come into the group and impress.

“The Players will start arriving into Perth on Sunday night as we prepare for two important matches during this stage of World Cup qualification.”