18 players named for Heart operation

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Phil Moss has named an initial 18-player squad for Sunday’s Hyundai A-League round 13 home match against Melbourne Heart.

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Phil Moss has named an initial 18-player squad for Sunday-s Hyundai A-League round 13 home match against Melbourne Heart.

Defenders Brent Griffiths and Hayden Morton, as well as versatile midfielder Anthony Caceres, have been promoted to the team that defeated Perth Glory 2-1 on New Year-s Eve.

Unfortunately, Argentine playmaker Marcos Flores sustained a knee injury at training on Thursday. While the former Newell-s Old Boys man will undergo tests on Friday to gauge the seriousness of the injury, it is extremely unlikely he will feature at the weekend.

Michael McGlinchey will play his final game for the Club before leaving to join J.League outfit Vegalta Sendai on loan for the majority of 2014. McGlinchey is due to re-join the Mariners upon the completion of the 2014 J.League season.

Bernie Ibini - who is in full training with the Club - will be eligible for squad selection from Hyundai A-League round 14 when the Mariners travel south over the Tasman Sea to take on Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium.

Central Coast Mariners Squad vs. Melbourne Heart: 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, 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 13. Hayden MORTON, 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 15. Storm ROUX, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Anthony CACERES, 19. Matt SIMON, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI *two to be omitted* Ins: 6. Brent GRIFFITHS, 13. Hayden MORTON, 17. Anthony CACERES (all promoted) Outs: 10. Marcos FLORES (knee - tests Friday) Unavailable: 22. Tom SLATER (back - 1 week), 23. Adam KWASNIK (knee - season)

Central Coast Mariners vs. Melbourne Heart - Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Round 13 Sunday 5 January, 2014 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 5:00pm Tickets: Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the match. Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter! The official, match hash tag is #CCMvMHT