The Central Coast Mariners face a short turnaround this week ahead of their clash with Sydney FC and Paul Okon has named an extended squad.
Paul Izzo is the only obvious omission from last week’s match day squad due to his suspension for the red card he received against Melbourne City. That brings Foxtel National Youth League goalkeeper, Adam Pearce into the 18-man-squad battling for the starting spot with the experienced Ivan Necevski.
Another former Sydney FC player who is up for selection this week is Jacques Faty who has worked his way back to full fitness after sustaining a hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined.
Okon has been pleased with the side’s performances during 2017 and will be reluctant to make wholesale changes against the Sky Blues.
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 5.Harry ASCROFT, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Josh BINGHAM, 19.Jacques FATY, 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 30.Adam PEARCE (gk)
***Two to be omitted***
Ins: 19.Jacques FATY (promoted), 21.Michael NEILL (promoted), 30.Adam PEARCE (gk)
Outs: 20.Paul IZZO (gk) (suspended 1 – week)
Unavailable: 10.Mickael TAVARES (ankle injury – indefinite), (23.Jake ADELSON (ACL – indefinite)
Hyundai A-League 2016/17 – Round 23
Friday 10 March 2017 Sydney FC vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Official hash-tags: #SYDvCCM & #CCMFC
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 505 & SBS VICELAND
Radio Broadcast: 96.3 Coast FM & 92.5 ABC Central Coast