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Soccer: How the Australians are faring in the English Championship

The football season is well underway in England and there are a host of Australian players looking to make a name for themselves.

Aussie coach Ange Postecoglou is taking all the headlines after guiding Tottenham to second place on the Premier League ladder, but it is not all about ‘Angeball’.

There are currently eight Australians plying their trade in England’s second tier, the Championship, and some of them will be hoping to join Big Ange in the top flight next season.

Let’s take a look at how the Aussies doing in the Championship so far this season.

Harry Souttar

The Socceroos defender is having a tough time of it at Leicester City and has been frozen out of the side so far this season.

Leicester have started well and sit third on the ladder, but Souttar has yet to play a competitive game for new coach Enzo Maresca.

Souttar looked set to complete to complete a move to Scottish giants Rangers, but the deal fell through on transfer deadline day and he will remain with the Foxes until January at least.

The defender has still been selected for the Socceroos and the aim will be to try and force his way back into the Leicester starting eleven.

Leicester can be backed at 3.50 to win the Championship.

Cameron Burgess

The Australian defender has played in all five games for Ipswich Town, who have got the Championship season off to an electric start.

Burgess was a regular in the Town side that won promotion from League One last season, and they have carried on in great form this season as well, winning four games to sit second on the ladder.

Ipswich can be backed at 9.00 to win the Championship title and Burgess is set to play a key role once again.

Massimo Luongo

Like Burgess, Luongo is also on the books of Ipswich Town and has also started in each of their five games this season.

The midfielder is catching the eye, but will have to keep his discipline in check as he has already picked up two yellow cards this season.

Riley McGree

The midfielder is one of three Australian players on the books of Middlesbrough, who have had a tough start to the season.

Middlesbrough have yet to win a game this season and sit bottom of the Championship, with just one point to their name, but they are expected to pull away from trouble as the campaign progresses.

They are priced at 13.00 to be relegated.

McGree has played in all five of their games so far this season, while fellow Aussie Samuel Silvera has also been a regular in the side.

The same cannot be said of goalkeeper Tom Glover, who has yet to make a start since joining from Melbourne City.

Seny Dieng is the current number one goalkeeper at Boro and is keeping Glover out of the side for now.

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