Moss names 17 for 'Nix

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Phil Moss has named an initial 17 player squad for Thursday’s Hyundai A-League round 6 match against Wellington Phoenix at North Sydney Oval.

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Phil Moss has named an initial 17 player squad for Thursday-s Hyundai A-League round 6 match against Wellington Phoenix at North Sydney Oval.

Moss will be keen to see a positive reaction from his men following Saturday-s 4-0 loss to Adelaide United in the city of churches, however he have to do without the services of defender Brent Griffiths for the contest.

Griffiths, as well as fellow youngster Michael Neill, were sent off in the Club-s Foxtel National Youth League fixture against Adelaide United Youth at Thebarton Oval on Sunday, and are subsequently ineligible for selection for Thursday-s match.

The Mariners got familiar with the North Sydney Oval surface on Tuesday, training at the ground that was once the home of National Soccer League side Northern Spirit.

Michael McGlinchey has been named by Moss for the match despite currently suffering fatigue. The nimble New Zealander is rated as a fifty-fifty prospect to play in the encounter.

Zac Anderson, Tom Slater and Adam Kwasnik are currently on the return from injury and will not be selected for the final match of Hyundai A-League round 6.

Kick-off between the Mariners and Phoenix at North Sydney Oval is at 7:30pm, with tickets available from www.Proticket.com.au.

Central Coast Mariners Squad vs. Wellington Phoenix: 1. Justin PASFIELD (Gk), 2. Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Marcel SEIP, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 10. Marcos FLORES, 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 *one to be omitted* Ins: 11. Nick FITZGERALD (promoted) Outs: 6. Brent GRIFFITHS (suspended - 1 week) Unavailable: 5. Zachary ANDERSON (back - 1 week), 6. Brent GRIFFITHS (suspended - 1 week), 18. Michael NEILL (suspended - 1 week), 22. Tom Slater (back - 2 weeks), 23. Adam Kwasnik (knee - indefinite)

Central Coast Mariners FC vs. Wellington Phoenix FC Hyundai A-League Round 6 - Thursday 19 December, 2013 North Sydney Oval, North Sydney Kick-off: 7:30pm Tickets: Please visit www.Proticket.com.au.