Jason Davidson will use his jet-setting experience to ensure he is match-ready as Huddersfield Town return to action after the international break.
The left-back featured in both Australia’s World Cup qualifiers, against Bangladesh in Perth, and Tajikistan in Dushanbe.
The Tajikistan match was played against a background of civil unrest in the Central Asian country.
That meant a number of long-haul flights for the summer signing from West Bromwich Albion.
“It can be tough on the body, but there are things I have learned to do to minimise the effect,” explained the Melbourne-born 24-year-old.
“Because of crossing time zones, I try to sleep at the right moments and eat the right things at the right times.”
Left-back Davidson played in the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil and is desperate to help the Socceroos make the 2018 tournament in Russia.
They have won all three of their qualifiers so far, with Bangladesh beaten 5-0 and Tajikistan 3-0.
Davidson has played in every Town match this season, and is enjoying regular game time.
“It’s been fantastic for me,” he said.
“I made the move to play matches. I was definitely leaving West Brom, the question was where.
“I had offers from a few different countries, one to go to a big Turkish club.
“I picked Huddersfield to get regular games and because the manager (Chris Powell) was a left-back himself, an England international who played a few hundred games in the Premier League.
“He really wanted me and persuaded me to come so I can learn from him.”