The Central Coast Mariners are gearing up for their long trip to Western Australia that will see the Yellow & Navy take on Perth Glory.

Through out the history of the Hyundai A-League the Yellow & Navy have experienced some pretty special moments against the Glory.

This weekend marks the return of Nick Montgomery who was suspended for the Mariners last match against Melbourne Victory and is excited to line up alongside Roy O’Donovan for the first time since New Year’s Eve.

The last time the Mariners ventured to Perth, the away side shot to the lead thanks to a Roy O’Donovan goal but three minutes of Marinkovic madness saw Perth Glory take and hold onto a 2-1 lead.

Nick Montgomery

Tony Walmsley

Perth Glory squad: 1.Ante COVIC (gk), 2.Alex GRANT,  4.Shane LOWRY, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Gyorgy SANDOR, 9.Andy KEOGH, 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 11.Richard GARCIA, 12.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 13.Diogo FERREIRA, 14.Chris HAROLD, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Mitch OXBORROW, 19.Josh RISDON, 21.Kosta PETRATOS, 23.Krisztian VADOCZ, 24.Jamal REINER, 29.Aryn WILLIAMS
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 13. Diogo FERREIRA (promoted), 24. Jamal REINERS (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 8.Ruben ZADKOVICH (knee – indefinite)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Paul IZZO (gk), 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 5.Harry ASCROFT, 6.Mitch AUSTIN, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY, (c) 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Luis GARCIA, 15.Brad McDONALD, 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Francesco STELLA, 19.Josh BINGHAM, 22.Jake McGING, 23.Tomislav USKOK, 25.Adam BERRY, 28.Matthew FLETCHER, 30.Adam PEARCE (gk)
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (return from suspension) 25.Adam BERRY (promoted), 28.Matthew FLETCHER (promoted), 30.Adam PEARCE (gk) (promoted) 

Outs: 21.Michael NEILL (suspended – 1 week),13.Alastair BRAY (gk), (knee injury – 1 week)

Unavailable: 2.Storm ROUX (fractured fibula – season)

Key stats

  • Perth have won four and drawn one of their last six matches against the Mariners
  • The Mariners have failed to score in their last two matches but haven’t gone scoreless in three A-League games since the 2008-09 finals
  • Central Coast’s only away win this season came in New Zealand, and haven’t won on the road in Australia in 22 matches 
  • Glory have scored 11 goals in their past three home games

Perth Glory: WWWLW
Central Coast Mariners: LLLLL

Saturday, 12 March 2016
Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-Off: 6:40 PM (Local) (9:40 PM (AEDT)
Referee: Adam Fielding
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 9.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)
Radio Broadcast: Coast FM 96.3 (Central Coast)
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