Ris­don in line to make in­ter­na­tional de­but

South Western Times - - SPORT -

BUN­BURY’S Josh Ris­don is in the mid­dle of a huge fort­night for his soc­cer ca­reer.

The Perth Glory de­fender could make his in­ter­na­tional de­but tonight when the Soc­ceroos meet Kyr­gyzs­tan in a World Cup qual­i­fier in Can­berra.

Ris­don has been named in the 23man squad and is likely to com­pete with Scot­tish-based Ryan McGowan for a start­ing po­si­tion.

His cause is helped by the fact Ade­laide United’s Tarek El­rich, who started the last match in Ris­don’s pre­ferred right-back posi- tion, has been dropped from the squad.

The Soc­ceroos will then meet Bangladesh, a team they beat 5-0 in Perth in Septem­ber, in an away match next Tues­day — giv­ing Ris­don a sec­ond chance at a Soc­ceroos ap­pear­ance.

The 23-year-old was in the na­tional spot­light again on Satur­day when Perth Glory played Mel­bourne Vic­tory in the na­tional FFA Cup fi­nal.

Glory lost the match 2-0 but Ris­don was one of his team’s stand­outs.

Perth Glory’s Josh Ris­don is hop­ing to make his in­ter­na­tional de­but tonight.

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