After making a long awaited return to the Socceroos squad for friendlies against Norway and Colombia in March, Brad Jones made a mistake he'll be hoping new coach Bert van Marwijk doesn't see anytime soon.
Playing for Dutch club Feyenoord, Jones' side were leading Twente 1-0 away from home in the 22nd minute when the Aussie found the ball at his feet and managed to somehow pick out an opponent.
Twente's Adam Maher was the man lucky enough to capitalise on the error and score what will surely be his easiest goal for a long time.
— Goal Australia (@GoalAustralia) April 8, 2018
The error will do Jones no favours in his attempts to dislodge Mat Ryan as the Socceroos first choice keeper with both Jones and Danny Vukovic given rare minutes in goal against Colombia in March.
While a mistake Jones will hope to soon forget, it was one that wouldn't prove too costly with Feyenoord going onto win 3-1 and further cement fourth spot in the Eredivisie.
Feyenoord boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst lamented the error post-game but can't be too critical of a keeper that's been in otherwise top form for the club.
“Of course, Brad should not make such a mistake," van Bronckhorst said.
"He should have eliminated the ball.
“Because of that goal, we made it unnecessarily difficult for ourselves.”