Scotland defender Christophe Berra believes playing against the Socceroos at Easter Road in front of a capacity crowd is better than having a sparse crowd at Hampden.
Just over 17,500 fans attended Scotland's last home friendly hosted at Hampden, a 2-1 win over
Wolverhampton centre-back Berra, 27, was born in
"Sometimes earlier in the season when friendlies are played at Hampden on a midweek night we don't always get a full house but I think you will if you take it around the country," he said.
"That is especially the case in
Scotland's last friendly ended in a 5-1 defeat to USA at the end of May but Berra is only focusing on using the upcoming game against the Socceroos as preparation for the World Cup qualifying campaign which starts in September.
He said: "I think it'll be a month before the big games start so I think everyone will be coming to impress and get into the starting line-up for the Serbia game.
"The boys will be going out there and giving their all. Not many will be match fit as the season hasn't started - especially for the English boys - but everyone will be not far off and we will be going out there to impress, put in a good performance and get the win to please the manager and the fans.
"They will all have good fitness, especially the Celtic boys. Everyone will be at a different level with their fitness but to get together as a squad with the big games coming in a month is a good thing."
The squad will be joined ahead of the game by captain
The Manchester United midfielder's career was seemingly in the balance when boss Sir
But Scotland manager
Berra reckons the presence of the 28-year-old skipper will not only give the lift the player, but the entire Scotland squad as a whole.
"'Fletch' is a top boy and all the lads like him," he said. "He is a great captain and the manager has involved him and I'm sure he will be looking forward to meeting up with the boys and doing some training and looking forward to the game.
"I know he won't be involved but he has probably had a hard time not being able to train and being in
Scotland hosts Serbia on
Neil Lennon believes some Scotland players "need to leave their egos at the door" if the national team is to emerge from its current slump.