Brighton & Hove Albion keeper Mathew Ryan to miss Australia's match with Kuwait

Mathew Ryan. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Mathew Ryan. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Albion goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will miss Australia's friendly with Kuwait next week owing to a minor injury.

Ryan kept his first clean sheet of the season in Brighton's 1-0 Premier League win over West Ham last week.


Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold said it was in Ryan’s best interests to remain with Brighton and return to full fitness, rather than travel to the Middle East.


He said: “Mathew’s managing a minor injury which hasn’t prevented him from playing or performing for Brighton so far this Premier League season.


“He could have travelled to the Middle East, trained with us, and played against Kuwait, but for this window we believe it is best that he remains in Brighton and returns to full fitness with his club.


“We will have three very good goalkeepers with us this camp in Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones, and Mitchell Langerak.


“The time in the UAE and Kuwait will provide a great opportunity for each of these goalkeepers to show their best as next year’s AFC Asian Cup draws nearer."

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