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Sydney: Australian coach Ange Postecoglou has flagged making changes to the Socceroos side for Wednesday’s all-or-nothing FIFA World Cup 2018 Intercontinental Play-off against Honduras at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

With suspended duo Mark Milligan (pictured below) and Mathew Leckie, together with Robbie Kruse - who missed the first leg with injury - all not traveling to San Pedro Sula and now available for selection, Postecoglou indicated he would look to inject fresh legs into his side for Wednesday’s clash.

“We’ve been pretty consistent in our approach, it’ll be picking an 11 we think can do the job tomorrow night,” Postecoglou said.

“We had a few players who didn’t travel, a few more who didn’t play much in the game and they’re all pretty important to us. So there’s an opportunity for us to put some fresh legs on, (and) I’ll have a look at the boys today and see how they train.

“The adjustment will come not from any reaction to the first game, the adjustment will come because I’ll put out an 11 I think can win the game for us tomorrow.”

Postecoglou expects Honduras to play in a similar way to the first leg, but insisted the Socceroos’ approach will be to dictate the game.

“I don’t think there’ll be much different in their approach,” he said.

“We obviously studied them pretty closely and kind of knew what they had to offer, and they’re a dangerous team, no doubt about that. They put three past Mexico in the last window.

“More important for us is to just impose ourselves on the game and I think we did that in the first leg. That’s going to be the key tomorrow night, and if we do that as we have done in the past we’re going to be hard to stop.”

Postecoglou maintained his belief in his squad to get the job done is as strong now as it was when the campaign first started in 2015.

“I’ve never wavered in my confidence or belief in the players and that’s because I’ve sensed in them they’ve had a belief in what we’re doing,” he said.

“We’ve consistently played at a certain level and sometimes the results haven’t always been as desired but the performance has rarely dropped throughout this really long qualifying campaign.

“The first game (in Honduras) was a really good performance by us, I thought we could’ve got more results wise. But as I said before the game we knew it was just half time and the second half will be played out tomorrow.”

Postecoglou also confirmed star striker Tim Cahill was fully fit and available for selection.

“Yeah he’s ready to go from the start,” he added.

“He probably could’ve played on Friday in the first game. He’s certainly ready to go, he trained fully yesterday and he’ll train fully today. So if he’s limping he’s doing it in his room and hiding it from me.”

Photos: AFP

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