Martin Boyle says he feels part of the Socceroos squad now and has described his acceptance into the national team set-up as "brilliant".
The Scotsman was called up by Australia last year and made his debut in the win over Lebanon.
But it was his appearance off the bench last month against Jordan that officially tied him to the Socceroos.
Boyle says in his eyes he was already committed to the green and gold, and is enjoying his time with the national team.
"That game locked me in to playing for Australia but that was always going to be the case. In my mind I was locked in already," he told Edinburgh's Evening News.
"I feel very much part of it now. They’re always keeping in touch and all the faces there are very familiar.
"It’s been brilliant since I’ve been in."
Boyle has suffered two serious knee injuries in the past 12 months, one which kept him out of the 2019 Asian Cup.
But the winger is feeling fit and confident about the future.
"I feel like the injury’s gone now,” he said. "Since I’ve come back I’ve tried not to think about my injury. That’s the worst thing you can do. I’m still doing my rehab every day.
"I’m strengthening up my legs, training well and making a bit of an impact when I get on the pitch.”