Danny Vukovic believes he's in the best form of his career as he pushes for a spot in the Socceroos next two World Cup qualifiers.
The 31-year old made his debut for Parramatta Power back in the NSL in 2002 and has had stints with Central Coast, Wellington Phoenix, Perth Glory, Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. He won a premiership with the Mariners in 2008 and the FFA Cup with Victory in 2015.
Now with the Sky Blues, Vukovic's side are currently league leaders of the competition. The goalkeeper has notched 11 cleansheets in 23 appearances this season.
His performances have won him a recall to the national team for the matches against Iraq and the UAE.
"It feels great," Vukovic said.
"I certainly had feelings throughout my career that I would never get to put on this polo shirt again. So to be back in the Socceroos is great. It's something I'm very proud of and my family's proud of too.
"I think I'm in some very good form plus I've got a lot of good experience under my belt, and those two combined I think make it my best season to date. For me it's really easier playing in behind the team at Sydney FC.
"A great bunch of boys but a wonderful team and they fill me with confidence going out there."
Vukovic played for the Young Socceroos and Olyroos more than a decade ago but has never represented Australia at senior international level. He joins the national squad along with keepers Mat Ryan and Mitch Langerak.
We've always been blessed with great goalkeepers in Australia," Vukovic said.
"Matty and Mitch have done wonderful, I've enjoyed watching them from afar and really happy to see how well they've done in their careers to date. I've been really excited to get into camp and start working with those two."
Vukovic played in Iran 10 years ago with the Olyroos on their road to qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In that match the Under-23s had a 0-0 draw against Iran in Tehran at the Azadi Stadium.
Vukovic believes squad unity is key in long qualifying campaigns.
"You just need to be together as a team," he said.
"You're going to some weird and wonderful places to try to get three points and you need to stay together as a group, not only the players but all the staff as well. We know we're on a mission for the next week to get six points from two games.
"We need to be together for that and I know we will be."