Socceroos coach Graham Arnold looks set to unleash a new-look attack in this month's friendly with South Korea, with Jamie Maclaren and Martin Boyle bound for Brisbane as part of a 23-man squad announced on Thursday.
The pair, both based at Scottish club Hibernian with veteran Mark Milligan, are two eye-catching inclusions for the Asian Cup final rematch on November 17.
There's no room in the 23 for red-hot Adelaide United forward Craig Goodwin, named instead as one of four train-on players to come into contention for the second friendly of the international window; Tim Cahill's farewell match on November 20 against Lebanon in Sydney.
Maclaren has long been touted as a national team striker after impressive A-League campaigns with Brisbane Roar and should get his chance on his old home ground having recovered from a back injury.
By contrast, Boyle - a youth international for Scotland - is poised to debut on his first visit to Australia, having been lured to represent the green and gold by Arnold.
Japan-based forward Andrew Nabbout will also return to the fold after the breakout striker suffered a shoulder dislocation at the World Cup.
"It's a squad that was pretty hard to pick ... the pool is definitely getting deeper and deeper," Arnold said.
"With limited opportunities and matches to prepare for next year's AFC Asian Cup it is important that we make the most of every day that we have together."
Several players have dropped out of the reckoning from Australia's most recent friendly, a 4-0 defeat of Kuwait last month.
Brad Jones, Denis Genreau and Apostolos Giannou have missed call-ups; Daniel Arzani is out with a season-ending knee injury and Kenny Dougall is unlikely to make January's Asian Cup after a serious ankle issue.
Stars Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy return to the fold after missing the Kuwait win with minor injuries, while Jimmy Jeggo could also debut.
Cahill is the other significant inclusion, who will win his 108th and final cap against Lebanon.
Arnold has left the door open to re-jig his squad for Sydney by inviting four A-League players to train with his squad; Goodwin, Melbourne Victory defender Thomas Deng, World Cup forward Dimi Petratos and in-form Sydney midfielder Rhyan Grant.
Grant, uncapped, is the first Sydney FC player that Arnold has called up after steering the Sky Blues to two premierships and one title as coach.
The two friendlies are likely to be Australia's last matches prior to the Asian Cup, which kicks off on January 5 in the United Arab Emirates.
AUSTRALIA SQUAD FOR FRIENDLY AGAINST SOUTH KOREA
Goalkeepers: Mitchell Langerak, Mathew Ryan, Danny Vukovic.
Defenders: Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Alex Gersbach, Matthew Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury.
Midfielders: Mustafa Amini, Jackson Irvine, Jimmy Jeggo, Massimo Luongo, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic.
Forwards: Martin Boyle, Tomi Juric, Robbie Kruse, Mathew Leckie, Awer Mabil, Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout.
Train-on players: Thomas Deng, Rhyan Grant, Craig Goodwin, Dimi Petratos.
AUSTRALIA'S MATCHES IN NOVEMBER
November 17 - Australia v South Korea, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
November 20 - Australia v Lebanon, ANZ Stadium, Sydney