After his maiden win on debut as Mariners Caretaker Coach, Alen Stajcic welcomes back a raft of big names, ahead of his first home match at the helm. Kick-off on Sunday against Adelaide is 5pm.
Skipper Matt Simon returns from suspension whilst Aiden O’Neill & Kye Rowles return from international duty. Andrew Hoole, Michael McGlinchey and Adam Pearce are all re-eligible for selection after their absence at McDonald Jones Stadium.
"To have their support week in, week out is sensational. Even though it's been a tough year, they stick to their guns. That win was for them."@Jmuzza23 can't wait to get back in front of the home fans this Sunday. ? #CCMFC #ALeague pic.twitter.com/NJ2vUWXNIq
— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) March 27, 2019
Hoole missed our win over Newcastle due to a minor groin complaint whilst McGlinchey sustained soft tissue bruising on his foot against Wellington which resulted in a clash with Andrew Durante.
On the injury front, Tommy Oar is the only player missing from training at the moment with Corey Gameiro back to full training with the squad for the past two weeks.
Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 3.Jack CLISBY, 6. Tom HIARIEJ, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8.Michael McGLINCHEY,11.Connor PAIN, 18.Matt MILLAR, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 13.Aiden O’NEILL, 15.Kye ROWLES, 19.Matt SIMON (c), 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Mario SHABOW 25.Jordan MURRAY, 28.Sam GRAHAM, 29.Stephen MALLON, 68.Jem KARACAN
***Two to be omitted***
Ins: 7.Andrew HOOLE (return from injury), 8.Michael McGLINCHEY (return from injury), 12.Adam PEARCE (gk) (promoted), 13.Aiden O’NEILL (return from international duty), 15.Kye ROWLES (return from international duty), 19.Matt SIMON (c) (return from suspension)
Outs: 17.Peter KEKERIS (not selected), 24.Joe GAUCI (gk) (not selected), 26.Josh NISBET (not selected), 33.Lewis MILLER (not selected)
Unavailable: 10.Tommy OAR (knee injury)
Hyundai A-League Round 23
Sunday, 31 March 2019
Match: Central Coast Mariners vs. Adelaide United FC
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Tickets: CLICK HERE
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
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