The Central Coast Mariners are primed to face reigning Hyundai A-League champions Adelaide United in a huge clash this Sunday at Coopers Stadium.
In a boost for the club’s midfield stocks, club captain Nick Montgomery returns to the squad after missing Saturday’s 1-all draw with Western Sydney Wanderers.
Montgomery’s return ensures there is plenty of competition for starting spots in Sunday’s lineup, with Liam Rose’s strong showing on return from Young Socceroos duty and Adam Berry’s goalscoring heroics in his own starting debut sure to create some positive selection headaches for head coach Paul Okon.
In the front third, Kwabena Appiah is included amongst the attacking options for Okon, with Appiah, Blake Powell, Roy O’Donovan, Connor Pain, Fabio Ferreira, Trent Buhagiar and Josh Bingham all available for Sunday’s clash.
Off the park, Jacob Poscoliero (quad) remains another week away from returning to the squad, while Harry Ascroft (groin) continues to work his way back to full fitness.
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O”DONOVAN, 10.Mickael TAVARES, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Josh BINGHAM, 19.Jacques FATY, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 30.Adam PEARCE(gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (returns from injury), 13.Kwabena APPIAH (promoted)
Unavailable: 23.Jake Adelson (ACL – indefinite), 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO (quad strain – 1 week)
Sunday 6 November 2016
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory (Westfield W-League), 2:00pm ACDT
Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners (Hyundai A-League), 4:30pm ACDT
Venue: Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Tickets: CLICK HERE