Australia coach Graham Arnold has brought Barnsley midfielder Kenneth Dougall into his squad for a training camp after Aaron Mooy picked up an injury.
Dougall will become the fifth uncapped player in Arnold's squad of 24 when he arrives in the UAE.
He replaces Mooy who suffered a slight groin strain during Huddersfield's 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League at the weekend.
Dougall will get the chance to train his way into the side for a debut in next week's friendly against Kuwait.
Arnold said he had spoken to Mooy and Huddersfield's sporting director Olaf Rebbe about the player's fitness.
"While it's a pity that Aaron won't be joining us for this camp, Aaron's ability and importance to both teams is clear, so it is paramount that we help him manage his fitness for the long-term benefit of both club and country," he added.
Speaking of Dougall, the coach said: "[He] performed strongly in his first Socceroos camp in Turkey, and will now receive another opportunity to impress as we continue to add to the pool of players capable of performing for Australia on the international stage."
Brisbane-born Dougall has played four times at U23 level for Australia.
The 25-year-old joined Barnsley earlier this year after four years in the Netherlands, with Telstar and then Sparta Rotterdam.
The Socceroos will be without keeper Mat Ryan against Kuwait next week, in what is the first outing under new coach Arnold.
Ryan, who was the first choice gloveman at the last two World Cups, has been given the international break off to help manage an unspecified minor injury.
It will leave Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones and Mitchell Langerak to vie for the start against Kuwait.
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