Alen Stajcic has named his squad for Hyundai A-League round six as the Central Coast Mariners get set to return home at Central Coast Stadium.
Michael McGlinchey and Kye Rowles have both been omitted for the clash with Adelaide United after jetting off on international duty, with Daniel DeSilva originally set to join Rowles in the Olyroos squad before being side-lined due to injury.
Their ommissions mean that a number of youngsters have been called in, with John Roberts and Dylan Ruiz-Diaz both added by Stajcic after scoring on Young Socceroos duty, while fullback Lewis Miller comes into the fray for the first time after signing a scholarship contract with the club last month.
The Mariners will be looking to rebound from last Friday’s loss to Melbourne City at AAMI Park, and Saturday’s game takes on some extra meaning as the club helps to celebrate McHappy Day and support the Ronald McDonald House Charity.
The full preliminary squad is below.
Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ian Zygmunt GORDON, 3.Jack CLISBY, 4. Eunsun KIM, 6.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 7.Milan DURIC, 9.Jordan MURRAY, 10.Thomas OAR, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 14. Abraham MAJOK, 16.Dylan FOX, 17.Samuel SILVERA, 18. Gianni STENSNESS, 19. Matthew SIMON, 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 23. Mario SHABOW, 25. John ROBERTS, 26.Joshua NISBET, 27. Lewis MILLER, 30. Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ
**2-4 to be omitted**
INS: 14. Abraham MAJOK (Promoted), 23. Mario SHABOW (Promoted), 25. John ROBERTS (Return from International Duty), 27. Lewis MILLER (Promoted), 30. Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ (Return from International Duty)
OUTS: 8. Michael MCGLINCHEY (International Duty), 15. Kye ROWLES (International Duty), 11. Daniel DeSilva (International Duty – Injured)
Unavailable: 8. Michael MCGLINCHEY (International Duty), 11. Daniel DESILVA (International Duty – Injured), 15. Kye ROWLES (International Duty), 22. Jacob MELLING (Injured - Leg)