Ahead of the Central Coast Mariners season-opener away to the Brisbane Roar, Mike Mulvey has named a provisional squad.
Tommy Oar who featured 53 times for Brisbane and Mike Mulvey who won the Premiership-Championship double with the Roar are bound for their Brisbane return.
Get down to The Football Grounds this Sunday to watch our first game of the season! You can also finalise your Membership and enjoy a delicious burger thanks to The Hungry Traveller! ? ⚽️
— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) October 17, 2018
There are EIGHT potential debutants named in Mulvey’s provisional squad with: Jack Clisby, Tommy Oar, Aiden O’Neill, Josh Macdonald, Matt Millar, Kalifa Cisse, Jordan Murray and Ross McCormack all in contention to make their first appearances in the Hyundai A-League as Mariners.
Jonathan Aspropotamitis remains ahead of schedule in his road to recovery from an ACL injury incurred last season whilst Andrew Hoole is close to making a full return after breaking a bone in his foot, early in the pre-season. Corey Gameiro is also close to a full return to training after a minor hamstring complaint.
Kick-off at Suncorp Stadium is 5pm AEDT and you can catch all of the action LIVE on Fox Sports.
Central Coast Mariners Provisional Squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Jake McGING, 5.Antony GOLEC, 6.Tom HIARIEJ, 8.Michael McGLINCHEY, 10.Tommy OAR, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 13.Aiden O’NEILL, 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Josh MACDONALD, 18.Matt MILLAR, 19.Matt SIMON, 20.Kalifa CISSE, 22.Jacob MELLING, 25.Jordan MURRAY, 44.Ross McCORMACK
**two to be omitted**
Unavailable: 2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (ACL), 7.Andrew HOOLE (foot injury), Corey GAMEIRO (Hamstring)
Brisbane Roar FC Provisional squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 4.Daniel BOWLES, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Adam TAGGART, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 33.HENRIQUE
**two to be omitted**
Unavailable: 2.Dane INGHAM (ankle – 3 weeks), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee – TBC)
Sunday, 21 October 2018
Hyundai A-League Round 1
Match: Brisbane Roar vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT)
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
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