This Sunday the Central Coast Mariners travel to Melbourne to take on Melbourne City and Paul Okon has named a provisional squad ahead the round 10 encounter.
Blake Powell has returned from injury to make an immediate impact ? Assistant Coach, @IvanJolic has praised the tireless efforts of our Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach. Ivan's insight ?️ https://t.co/jTMHBTDuUD #ALeague pic.twitter.com/4VJNv8nBAY
— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) December 6, 2017
After recording back-to-back wins with a 1-0 victory over Perth Glory at home, competition for places in the Yellow & Navy squad are as hot as ever with some big names returning.
Storm Roux, Josh Rose & Asdrubal have all returned from injuries to commence full training with the team and the latter two have both been named as prospective inclusions for Sunday’s match against City.
With multiple players working their way into starting positions over the past three weeks, there are welcome selection headaches across the board for Okon.
In a battle between third placed City and fourth placed Mariners, it makes for a tantalising way to cap off round 10 of the Hyundai A-League.
Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 3.Scott JAMIESON, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 6.Osama MALIK, 7.Nick FITZGERALD, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Braedyn CROWLEY, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Marcin BUDZINSKI, 35.Ramy NAJJARINE, 44.Ross McCORMACK
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Osama MALIK (returns from suspension), 12.Braedyn CROWLEY (promoted), 35.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted), 8.Neil KILKENNY (promoted)
Outs: 2.Manny MUSCAT (suspended (yellow card accumulation) – 1 week), 17.Tim CAHILL (released – mutual termination)
Unavailable: 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (ankle), 9.Marcelo CARRUSCA (calf), 2187.FINN (Coma – 1 week)
Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Jake McGING, 5.Antony GOLEC, 6.Tom HIARIEJ, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Blake POWELL, 9.ASDRUBAL, 10.Daniel De SILVA, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 15.Alan BARO (c), 16. Liam ROSE, 18.Tom GLOVER (gk), 21.Kye ROWLES, 23.Wout BRAMA
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Josh ROSE (return from injury), 9.ASDRUBAL (return from injury)
Unavailable: 900.Yoda (Back – indefinite)
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Hyundai A-League Round 10
Match: Melbourne City vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 7:00pm (AEDT)
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
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