17 possibilities for Phoenix clash

Central Coast Mariners boss Phil Moss has selected an initial 17-player squad for tomorrow night’s Hyundai A-League round 20 clash with Wellington Phoenix at Central Coast Stadium.

Central Coast Mariners boss Phil Moss has selected an initial 17-player squad for tomorrow night-s Hyundai A-League round 20 clash with Wellington Phoenix at Central Coast Stadium.

Talented quartet Tom Slater, Isaka Cernak, Glen Trifiro and Matt Sim have been promoted to the Mariners- squad for the meeting with Ernie Merrick-s ‘Nix at Gosford-s idyllic bayside arena.

The Mariners lost 2-0 away to Adelaide United last round, with Joshua Rose, Nick Fitzgerald and Matt Simon each picking up their fifth yellow cards of the season in the city of churches. Each player has incurred a one-match suspension to be served against Wellington.

Brent Griffiths is also unavailable for the game against the men from the land of the long white cloud, with the defender having been shown a straight red in the Club-s Foxtel National Youth League encounter against Perth Glory Youth in Lisarow last Saturday.

Mariners Head Coach Moss said earlier this week that South Korean attacking ace Kim Seung-yong will start against the ‘Nix, while Mitchell Duke or Mile Sterjovski will lead the line for the Club in the contest.

Immediately following Friday-s match the Mariners will depart for Seoul via a night in Sydney. The Club faces FC Seoul in the Korean capital in its first match of the 2014 AFC Champions League Group Stage on Tuesday 25 February.

Central Coast Mariners FC Squad vs. Wellington Phoenix: 1. Justin PASFIELD (Gk), 4. Marcel SEIP, 5. Zachary ANDERSON, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 15. Storm ROUX, 17. Anthony CACERES, 20. Bernie IBINI, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI, 22. Tom SLATER, 25. Eddy BOSNAR, 26. Kim Seung-yong, 27. Isaka CERNAK, 28. Glen TRIFIRO, 29. Matt SIM *one to be omitted* Ins: 22. Tom SLATER, 27. Isaka CERNAK, 28. Glen TRIFIRO, 29. Matt SIM (all promoted) Outs: 3. Joshua ROSE (suspended - 1 week), 11. Nick FITZGERALD (suspended - 1 week), 19. Matt Simon (suspended - 1 week) Unavailable: 3. Joshua ROSE (suspended - 1 week), 10. Marcos FLORES (knee - season), 11. Nick FITGERALD (suspended - 1 week), 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY (on loan - Vegalta Sendai), 18. Michael NEILL (knee - season), 19. Matt Simon (suspended - 1 week), 23. Adam KWASNIK (knee - season)

Central Coast Mariners FC vs. Wellington Phoenix FC - Hyundai A-League 2013/14 round 20 Friday 21 February 2014 Central Coast Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 7:30pm Tickets: Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the match Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter! The official match hashtag is #CCMvWEL Television: Live on Fox Sports 1 & 1HD, Live on SBS TWO Radio: Listen on ABC Grandstand or Coast FM