Ange has certainly put a few players on notice with this squad. Of real concern are those playing (or not even playing) in below par leagues. Matthew Spiranovic (although injured) still remains in the Chinese second division with his club.
Notable inclusions from the A-League include Rhyan Grant and Danny Vukovic from the league-leading Sydney FC and 18-year-old Riley McGree. The outcry on Grant is baffling. He’s been the best in his position this season and giving him a taste of a higher level can only benefit him.
Three left backs is a long way from when Matt McKay was our best option in that position. The real lack of depth remains at right back and up front, with a paucity of good options.