• Jimmy Jeggo is raring to get on the pitch for the Socceroos in Russia (AAP)
Midfielder Jimmy Jeggo wants to win his first Socceroos cap in Russia and to be Australia's X-factor at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
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AAP
17 Jun 2017 - 7:20 AM  UPDATED 17 Jun 2017 - 7:20 AM

Could Jimmy Jeggo be a Socceroos bolter in Australia's Confederations Cup opener against Germany?

It's unlikely, but not impossible given coach Ange Postecoglou's avant garde approach to team selection.

The Austria-based midfielder is only in Russia due to Mile Jedinak's groin injury.

The Australia skipper battled a groin problem through his club season at Aston Villa.

Socceroos medical staff made the difficult decision to stand Jedinak down after the FIFA World Cup qualifier with Saudi Arabia last week, giving Jeggo a last minute reprieve.

The ex-Melbourne Victory midfielder said he was "buzzing" to get the call, vowing to press his claims to replace Jedinak in the starting side as well.

"Once you've got that chance you're not coming here to make up the numbers. You're here to make an impression," he said.

"That's the attitude I've got and everyone's got."

The 25-year-old has finished his first full season at Sturm Graz, where he has been the club's key holding midfielder - the position regularly held by Jedinak in green and gold.

"I've been playing fairly deep, a lot deeper than I played in Australia. It's something I've really enjoyed and I feel I've grown into," he said.

"That was the aim going across to Europe, to develop as a player and get out of my comfort zone.

"Having played in a deep role all season, Id imagine I'm coming in here to try to push to play in a similar role."