18 considered for Bluetongue blockbuster

Central Coast Mariners boss Phil Moss has selected an initial 18-man squad for Saturday’s blockbuster Hyundai A-League 2013/14 round 9 encounter against Sydney FC. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Central Coast Mariners boss Phil Moss has selected an initial 18-man squad for Saturday-s blockbuster Hyundai A-League 2013/14 round 9 encounter against Sydney FC. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Dependable defender Zac Anderson and nimble attacker Nick Fitzgerald have both been added to the squad that earned a point from the Club-s last match against Melbourne Victory last week.

The Mariners have a largely clean bill of health at the moment, with only Tom Slater unavailable for selection for Moss- men as he recovers from a back complaint.

Last weekend several Mariners first team players, including Anderson, Fitzgerald, Mile Sterjovski, Hayden Morton, Michael Neill, and Adam Kwasnik, participated in the Club-s Foxtel National Youth League fixture against Newcastle Jets Youth. Each gained valuable match time as the Moss seeks to have two fit players vying for every position in the Club-s first team.

Central Coast Mariners Squad vs. Sydney FC: 1. Justin PASFIELD (GK), 2. Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Marcel SEIP, 5. Zachary ANDERSON, 6. Brent GRIFFITHS, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 10. Marcos FLORES, 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 12. Liam REDDY, 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 15. Storm ROUX, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Anthony CACERES, 19. Matt SIMON, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI *two to be omitted* Ins: 5. Zachary ANDERSON (promoted), 11. Nick FITZGERALD (promoted) Outs: Nil Unavailable: 22. Tom SLATER (back - 2 weeks)

Central Coast Mariners vs. Sydney FC - Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Round 9 Saturday 7 December, 2013 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 7:45pm Gates open: 6:30pm Tickets: Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the match Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter! The official match hash-tag is #CCMvSYD Watch: Live on FOX SPORTS 1 &1HD Listen: Live on ABC Grandstand & Coast FM