Jason Davidson hopes to continue his busy start to the season while the majority of his Huddersfield Town teammates take the chance of some rest and recuperation.
The left-back who has started all six matches so far is in the Australia squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan.
The Socceroos face Bangladesh in Perth on Thursday before heading to Dushanbe to face Central Asian republic Tajikistan on Tuesday.
Davidson joined up with Ange Postecoglou’s squad after Saturday’s home Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers, whose midfielder Massimo Luongo is also in the Socceroos pool.
The close-season signing from West Bromwich Albion will be back in time for Town’s next game, away to Cardiff City on Saturday, September 12.
Melbourne-born Davidson, 22, has 18 caps and featured in the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
He was an unused substitute when Australia started their qualification campaign with a 2-1 win in Kyrgyzstan in June.
Jordan are also in the Socceroos’ initial Asian Football Confederation qualification group, with games going on until March.
The eight group winners and best four runners-up move into the next qualification phase for the 2018 finals in Russia.
The aim for Davidson and Co is to become the fifth Aussie team to make the finals (after those in 1974, 2006, 2010 and 2014).
“We started the World Cup qualification process with a win against Kyrgyzstan in tough conditions,” said Postecoglou.
“Now we have to continue that in front of our own fans in Perth and then on another tricky away trip to Dushanbe.”
Town development squad duo Jake Charles and Joe Wright are in the Wales Under 21 squad for the UEFA Championship qualifier in Luxembourg on Friday.