Mariners trio aiming for Asian impact

A TRIO of Central Coast Mariners stars will be looking to make an impact on the international stage in Asia over the coming days.

A TRIO of Central Coast Mariners stars will be looking to make an impact on the international stage in Asia over the coming days.

Mathew Ryan and Tomas Rogic (Qantas Socceroos) and Michael McGlinchey (New Zealand All Whites) are currently in camp in Korea Republic and China respectively preparing for their friendly duels.

Holger Osieck-s Qantas Socceroos take on Asian heavyweight Korea Republic at the Hwaseong Stadium on Wednesday evening while Ricki Herbert-s New Zealand side are busy readying themselves for the test of the Chinese at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium on the same day.

McGlinchey has been an ever-present in New Zealand-s national set-up for the past few years, and recently netted a classy brace against Pacific rivals Tahiti in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

This followed a string of standout displays for the New Zealand Olympic team at the London Games.

While McGlinchey is well versed in the demands of senior international football, should Ryan or Rogic take the field of play south of Seoul it will mark their full international debuts.

Ryan has been involved with the Qantas Socceroos once before, playing back up to Mark Schwarzer when Australia defeated Saudi Arabia in FIFA World Cup Qualifying in Melbourne in February.

For former Futsalroos representative Rogic, this is his first call-up to the Qantas Socceroos and offers him the chance to impress Osieck ahead of the forthcoming 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup Qualifiers to be held in Hong Kong in December.

Visit www.CCMariners.com.au on Thursday morning for a full wrap of Ryan's, Rogic's and McGlinchey-s involvement with their national teams in Asia.

Good luck, boys!