New Socceroo Martin Boyle says he's mastered the Australian national anthem and is determined to impress coach Graham Arnold to pin down a permanent spot.
The Scotland-born 25-year-old winger arrived in Australia for the first time earlier this week ahead of Saturday night's friendly against Korea Republic where he could make his Socceroos debut.
Boyle recently gained his Australian citizenship which he qualified for given his father was born in Sydney.
The Hibernian man met with Arnold in September and October before committing his international future to Australia, despite interest from the country of his birth, home and occupation.
He's now determined to integrate into the Australian way, with learning 'Advance Australia Fair' among his first tasks.
“I’ve mastered it,” Boyle said.
“I think I’ve got to sing to the boys tonight at dinner and I’ll see how they take it.
“They keep saying they need a translator so I’m trying to slow things down with my speaking but they’ve been brilliant.”
Boyle was playing club football in Scotland's lower leagues only a few years ago and has never previously been on Australian soil.
"It's happened very quick over the past few months," he said. "Graham came in and it seems like I'm a player he wants in the squad.
"I'm eager to impress. We bonded quite quick... I got invited to the Kuwait camp. I was honoured and I showed hopefully what I can do.
"Obviously im back here after my perfomances for Hibs."
Boyle's club teammate Mark Milligan backed him to succeed in green and gold.
"I think Boyley will add another dimension to what we do going forward," Milligan said. "He's an exciting player. He's been scoring goals for us and for the past few years.
"He's very positive and fast. He likes to get in behind.
"With the way Arnie wants to play, in getting forward, I think Boyley will fit in quite well and be a threat to anyone we play in Asia or Europe."