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Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Phil Moss has named an initial 18 player squad for Saturday-s crunch #F3DERBY against Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium.
While Storm Roux, Josh Rose and Eddy Bosnar all featured in mid-week against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the AFC Champions League, the trio have been reinstalled to the Mariners- latest Hyundai A-League matchday squad after missing last week-s 3-1 loss away to Melbourne Victory.
Central Coast Mariners attacking ace Mile Sterjovski, whose two goals helped the yellow and navy to a famous 2-1 victory over Sanfrecce Hiroshima earlier this week, told media on Thursday that the Mariners will head into the latest edition of the fierce regional rivalry full of confidence following Tuesday-s win over Hajime Moriyasu-s men.
“It was a massive win and a massive boost for the confidence,” Sterjovski said. “They [Sanfrecce Hiroshima] have been Japanese Champions for two years in a row now, so to win against them is massive for the Club.”
“We-ve focussed a lot on getting things right again, playing to our strengths and I think that showed especially on Tuesday night.”
“We know we are coming up against a Newcastle team that-s full of confidence and that has had some good results lately, so it-s going to be a tough game and we are going to have to be up for it.”
“I think Clayton Zane has done a great job since he-s taken over there and they-ve had a few good results, so their confidence is high. But when they come to Gosford we-re going to be ready for the fight. I think it-s going to be a great match to watch.”
“Playing a derby game against Newcastle is always a heated affair, it-s always a tough game so we have to be at the top of our game to get a result,” he said.
Central Coast Mariners FC Squad vs. Newcastle Jets: 1. Justin PASFIELD (Gk), 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Marcel SEIP, 5. Zachary ANDERSON, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 15. Storm ROUX, 17. Anthony CACERES, 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Bernie IBINI, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI, 25. Eddy BOSNAR, 26. KIM Seung-yong, 27. Matt SIM, 28. Glen TRIFIRO *two to be omitted*
Ins: 3. Joshua ROSE (returns from injury), 15. Storm ROUX (returns from international duty), 25. Eddy BOSNAR (returns from injury)
Outs: 6. Brent GRIFFITHS
Unavailable: 10. Marcos FLORES (knee – season), 13. Hayden MORTON (thigh – 1 week), 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY (on loan – Vegalta Sendai), 18. Michael NEILL (knee – season), 23. Adam KWASNIK (knee – season)
Central Coast Mariners FC vs. Newcastle Jets FC
Saturday 15 March 2014
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
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