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Chance of change as Osieck forecasts shake-up for Socceroos

The performances of several players could put their participation for September's AFC 2014 World Cup qualifier against Jordan in doubt, with Osieck ready to swing the changes

Australia coach Holger Osieck is likely to ring the changes for the upcoming AFC 2014 World Cup qualifiers after Scotland ran riot in a performance he described as unacceptable.

Having endured one of the worst displays of his reign, Osieck confirmed the 3-1 loss would have consequences for some of his underperforming players ahead of September 11's fourth-round qualifier in Amman against Jordan.

"This is a performance that I will definitely not accept," he said told reporters after the match.

"I think there a lot of guys who were not here that could help the team."

Refusing to name who was in the firing line Osieck, said he was hopeful that Matt McKay and Tim Cahill would be available after missing this match.

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Those who look likely to come under the most pressure appear to be Sasa Ogenovski and David Carney, who both had a night to forget.

Carney was hauled off on the hour mark and Ognenovski was replaced by debutant Ryan McGowan after his error saw Scotland make it 3-1. Both Carney and Ognenovski were continually exposed in the first half, with Scotland running riot down the Socceroos' left flank.

McGowan's fellow debutant Jason Davidson endured a difficult night when his misplaced headed clearance flew past Socceroos keeper to make it give Scotland the lead.

It was hardly the start Davidson would have been hoping for but the Socceroos boss would have been encouraged by his response as he continually tried to get on the ball and get forward from left-back.

Having had to answer questions regarding the make-up of his squad in the build-up to the match Osieck said he had not made a mistake.

"A selection cannot be bad as it is always what I want to see," he said.

"[Tonight] I saw what I didn't want to see."

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