By Laura O’Leary
Mile Jedinak is trying to get himself ready for Aston Villa’s clash against Queens Park Rangers, after playing on the other side of the world on Wednesday.
Jedinak spoke to Jim White on talkSPORT (Thursday, 11.53am) ahead of boarding a plane from Sydney bound for London.
White asked the 33-year-old whether he would be ready to face QPR on Saturday and Jedinak responded positively: “Yep I’m preparing myself as we speak, you know I’ve been told to get myself ready and I’m doing everything I possibly can to make that happen.
“That’s part and parcel of being a professional footballer”, Jedinak added. “I represent my nation and now that’s over it’s time to get back to Villa and I’m looking forward to that as well.”
The Australian international has struggled with injury so far this season, and has only made three appearances for Villa with a total game time of 98 minutes.
It is only in recent games that he has been able to feature, though he was an unused substitute in Aston Villa’s last game, a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
However, Jedinak did excite Aston Villa fans on social media with his international performance on Wednesday as he scored a sensational hat-trick to enable Australia to qualify for the World Cup.
The 33-year-old has never scored a goal for Aston Villa in any of the 37 appearances he has made during his time at the club.
In other Aston Villa news, the Championship side are set to do battle with Hull over this Premier League attacker.