Australia leave Hearts midfielder Cammy Devlin out but Hibs pair called up to face England and New Zealand

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Tynecastle player is an unexpected omission alongside team-mate Nathaniel Atkinson

Hearts midfielder Cammy Devlin has been left out of the Australia squad for this month’s friendlies against England and New Zealand in London. The player missed his club’s 1-0 win over Ross County last weekend after feeling unwell and suffering a head knock.

Despite Hearts stating that they expect him to return to action against Hibs this weekend, the Australia coach Graham Arnold chose not to call the 25-year-old up for international duty. He is normally a regular in the Socceroos squad and will sit out alongside injured Tynecastle team-mate Nathaniel Atkinson.

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Kye Rowles has been called up alongside the Hibs pair Lewis Miller and Martin Boyle. Miller is named in the senior Socceroos squad for the first time as a replacement for Atkinson following some sterling displays for the Easter Road club this season. Australia play England at Wembley on Friday, October 13, before taking on New Zealand in Brentford on Tuesday, October 17.

Arnold will use this camp to assess players ahead of Australia’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers, which begin next month. “This squad, along with those players selected in previous windows, are an important part of our journey into 2024 and beyond,” said the national coach on the Socceroos website. “We’re building a strong group of players who understand the team culture and values that underpin everything we do.

“We’ve got a fantastic group of young players coming through, many who have come through the Olyroos Olympic program, we’re now seeing the benefits of that work and investment. The involvement of players in a train-on capacity in this camp is about bringing them into the environment as they continue their development.”