He hasn't played for Australia since the 2010 FIFA World Cup but Western Sydney Wanderers captain Michael Beauchamp could find himself back in contention for next month's friendly against Korea Republic.
There is also the added incentive of December's all home-based Australia squad for the nation's inaugural entry into the East Asian Cup for the 31-year-old defender, as he again knocks on the international door.
Australia will field a team comprised largely of A-League players, in Hong Kong, with the qualifiers for the 2013 tournament falling on non-FIFA dates.
Though start-up club Western Sydney has picked up just a point from its opening three A-League games, Beauchamp, who has 22 caps, has made his presence felt, marshalling a defence which has conceded just two goals.
The problems for Tony Popovic's side have been at the other end with the team still awaiting its opening goal after 270 minutes of A-League football.
After slipping off the Socceroos radar for so long, the man they call Megsy is reluctant to dwell too deeply on a possible recall as he concentrates on the matter at hand, seeking to help end a two-match losing sequence when the Wanderers travel to defending champion Brisbane Roar on Saturday.
"I don't know if I am on the radar or not and I am not too sure what Holger Osieck is looking at," he said.
"For me, the most important thing is that I'm learning a lot under the guidance of Tony Popovic and if I get the call up that would be fantastic but that seems a long way away.
"There are a lot of good defenders out there and the fact I haven't been called up in so long has turned my attentions on to what I can achieve domestically."
Beauchamp's last call-up was for an overseas camp soon after the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, from which he had to pull out through injury.
"I haven't had a look-in since and now you have the likes of Matt Spiranovic who is taking his chance alongside Lucas Neill," he said.
"There are a few others in contention also and whether I am one, I really don't know. The key for me is to play well for Western Sydney because Holger has shown in the past he is willing to pick A-league players if their form warrants it."
Beauchamp remains convinced the Wanderers will conqueror their goalscoring yips, insisting: "The ball is just not going in for us. For sure, they will come. We are creating chances and will stick to the same game plan we have stuck to for the last three and half months leading into the competition.
"We feel it's just a matter of time, and when the first one comes we'll be fine. We're not panicking and we won’t be changing too much.
"At the other end we haven't allowed teams many chances, so we can take a lot of positives out of that."
Beauchamp has no trepidation in facing a Brisbane side which hammered five past hapless Melbourne Victory in its last home match.
"They are a real force to be reckoned with and going up there and getting a result would be a good achievement for us and something I believe we are capable of," he said.
"We have no fear travelling there, more a feeling of excitement."
While Western Sydney props up the ladder after three rounds, Beauchamp insisted: "We all believe that we are close to getting the win we need to get our season going and in this league it just takes a couple of wins to start climbing the table very quickly.
"It was always going to be learning curve in many ways coming in as a new club but we are only a few games into the season and things can change very quickly."
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