Huddersfield Town left-back Jason Davidson is preparing for Australia’s World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan.
The 26-year-old on-loan Middlesbrough winger, who made his Town debut from the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 Championship defeat at home to Queens Park Rangers, asked Gambia coach Raoul Savoy not to consider him for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations qualifier against Cameroon.
The home game takes place in Bakau on Thursday, with Gambia aiming to bounce back from successive defeats by Senegal.
“I told the coach I need to concentrate on my transfer away from Middlesbrough,” said Carayol. “I have just joined Huddersfield on loan so need to concentrate on settling here first then we will see next time.”
Savoy’s side take on Namibia home and away in their opening World Cup qualifiers in October.
The Socceroos face Bangladesh in Perth on Thursday before heading to Dushanbe to face Central Asian republic Tajikistan next Tuesday, September 8.