DIMI Petratos is in line to earn a fourth cap for the Socceroos after receiving a call-up on Sunday for World Cup qualifiers against Nepal and Chinese Taipei.
The Jets attacking midfielder replaces Queens Park Rangers utility midfielder Massimo Luongo and will join the squad in camp in Canberra on Monday
"Massimo (Luongo) pulled up sore after coming off in last night's game and due to the short turnaround between now and Thursday's match, combined with the long-haul flight from Europe, we have decided not to take any risks with him and will bring Dimitri (Petratos) in," Socceroos coach Graham Arnold said.
Petratos, who played off the bench for the Socceroos in a 1-0 loss to South Korea in June, is one of four players alongside Jamie Maclaren, Rhyan Grant and Andrew Redmayne in the squad for matches against Nepal in Canberra on Thursday and away to Taiwan on October 15.
Petratos will be back with the Jets on Thursday, October 16, and, barring injury, will take on the Mariners in Gosford two days later.
Arnold indicated last week that Petratos, like most A-League players, was not "match hardened".
"Dimi was great when he came to South Korea and he is obviously on the list and there is another seven or eight from the A-League who are on the list. It is just about getting game time." Arnold said.
The Socceroos beat Kuwait 3-0 last month and on the surface should be far too strong for Nepal, who lost 7-0 to Kuwait, and Chinese Taipei.