Paul Okon has named a provisional squad for this Saturday’s crucial clash with Brisbane Roar at Central Coast Stadium. Kick-off is 7:50pm.
Returning from international duty, Trent Buhagiar is now available for selection alongside Danny De Silva who featured off the bench against Sydney FC.
Dutch midfielder, Wout Brama also looks likely to return from a hamstring injury whilst Connor Pain continues his road to recovery.
Unfortunately, Kye Rowles will be sidelined after incurring a foot injury that will keep him from playing against his former club, Brisbane Roar. Peter Skapetis however could play against his old club for the first time on Saturday with the opportunity to make his Central Coast Stadium debut.
DON'T FORGET, we have a new BIG SCREEN and it's first order of business will be the screening a FIFA 18 match between two of the Coast’s best electronic gamers. The match will determine who the Mariners' Official E-League competitor is. Gates will open earlier at 6:30pm and fans are invited into the stadium to watch the FIFA battle on the big screen.
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Jake McGING, 5.Antony GOLEC, 6.Tom HIARIEJ, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Blake POWELL, 10.Danny De SILVA, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 15.Alan BARO (c), 16.Liam ROSE, 20.Adam PEARCE (gk), 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Wout BRAMA, 24.Lachlan WALES, 27.Peter SKAPETIS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (return from international duty), 23.Wout BRAMA (return from injury )
Unavailable: 11.Connor PAIN (hamstring injury), 21.Kye ROWLES (foot injury)
Goalkeepers: 21.Jamie YOUNG, 31.Brendan WHITE
Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 13.Jade NORTH, 19.Jack HINGERT
Midfielders: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 17.Matt MCKAY (c)
Attackers: 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 11.Corey GAMEIRO, 20.Shannon BRADY, 22.Eric BAUTHEAC, 36.Daniel LECK, 77.Ivan FRANJIC
Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (promoted), 4.Daniel BOWLES (promoted), 5.Corey BROWN (promoted), 13.Jade NORTH (returns from injury), Shannon BRADY (promoted)
Outs: 3.Luke DEVERE (hamstring – 2-4 weeks), 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH (suspended – 1 match), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (foot – 1 week)
Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (gk) (finger – 2 weeks), 18.Joe CALETTI (foot – 10 weeks), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO (ankle – 1 week)
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Hyundai A-League Round 18
Match: Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-off: 7:50pm (AEDT)
Tickets: CLICK HERE
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA 501 & One HD
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