Luke Brattan has been called up to the Socceroos squad.
Luke Brattan has been called up to the Socceroos squad. TRACEY NEARMY

Socceroos call-up for Brattan and Birighitti

MELBOURNE City's Luke Brattan is one of two players called up by Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou following injuries to Massimo Luongo and Mitch Langerak.

Swansea City goalkeeper Mark Birighitti is the second and he will replace Langerak.

Both Luongo and Langerak picked up foot injuries over the weekend and will miss next week's World Cup qualifier against Thailand next Tuesday.

"Mitch and Massimo have foot injuries that have ruled them out of the match against Thailand,” Postecoglou said.

"We have called in Luke Brattan and Mark Birighitti and they will join the squad in Bangkok immediately for the week-long training camp and we know they will do the job required.

"Both Mitch and Massimo have been managing injuries and we think it is best they stay with their clubs to help with their recovery over the international break.”

Socceroos medical staff are also awaiting results of scans to decide whether Tomi Juric will be fit to make the trip to Thailand after he was replaced early in his match last night with Apo Giannou on standby.

Birighitti returns to the squad for the first time since the June friendlies against England and Greece and will join Valencia's Mat Ryan and Bournemouth's Adam Federici as the goalkeepers in Ange Postecoglou's squad.

Brattan was a member of the squad for three matches in 2015 but is yet to make his debut for the Caltex Socceroos.


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