Oar focused despite unclear future

Socceroos attacker Tommy Oar insists his club situation is having no impact on his preparation for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Oar, 23, is a free agent after his contract at Dutch club Utrecht expired at the end of the season.

Despite an unclear future, the former Brisbane Roar man said his focus was purely on the Socceroos.

"Not at all [a distraction]," Oar told FFA TV.

"The moment we came into camp we had a meeting and we wanted to make sure everybody was on the same page.

"For me when I'm in camp my focus is only with the national team and after the game on Tuesday I'll shift my focus back to my club team but for now it doesn't really change anything."

Oar is one of several attacking players competing for a spot in Ange Postecoglou's starting XI for the encounter in Bishkek.

But he is welcoming the competition for places in the attacking third.

"I think at the moment there's only two or three positions and there's five or six players putting their hand up to be selected," Oar said.

"From our perspective, it's a welcome challenge.

"It's pushing everyone to reach their potential and to really try and test themselves. Sometimes it can be difficult, but it's a welcome challenge."