The Central Coast Mariners have commenced their journey to Wellington and Mike Mulvey has named a provisional squad of players who are eligible for selection.
In exciting news for Mariners fans, Jordan Murray returns from his short hiatus and will make his return this weekend against Wellington after recovering from an ankle injury.
Unfortunately, two more players are added to Mike Mulvey’s injury list with Ben Kennedy injuring his leg and Tom Hiariej straining his calf.
Ross McCormack will temporarily return to his parent club for assessment on his knee injury.
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This also paves the way for exciting youngsters: Josh Macdonald, Peter Kekeris and goalkeeper Joe Gauci to put their hand up for selection in round 8.
Jonathan Aspropotamitis will continue his journey to an A-League debut for the Mariners after playing 65 minutes in the youth team after rupturing his ACL in Februrary. He is expected to play this weekend in the Foxtel Y-League.
Central Coast Mariners squad: 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Jake McGING, 5.Antony GOLEC, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Michael McGLINCHEY, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 13.Aiden O’NEILL, 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Josh MACDONALD, 17.Peter KEKERIS,18.Matt MILLAR, 19.Matt SIMON (c), 20.Kalifa CISSE, 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Mario SHABOW, 24.Joe GAUCI (gk), 25.Jordan MURRAY
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 16.Josh MACDONALD (promoted), 17.Peter KEKERIS, 24.Joe GAUCI (promoted), 25.Jordan MURRAY (return from injury)
Outs: 1.Ben KENNEDY (leg injury) & 6.Tom HIARIEJ (calf injury)
Unavailable: 10.Tommy OAR (knee), 21.Corey GAMEIRO (calf), 44.Ross McCORMACK (knee)
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Hyundai A-League Round 8
Match: Wellington Phoenix vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: Westpac Stadium
Kick-off: 5:35pm (AEDT)
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
Hash-tag: Join the match conversation using #WELvCCM & #CCMFC