A 25-player Central Coast Mariners squad departed Tuggerah bound for Lismore today where the Club will hold a seven-day pre-season camp.The camp will culminate with a highly anticipated friendly against Melbourne City at Oakes Oval on Sunday 7 September, with kick-off scheduled for 2:30pm.
Over 5,000 fans are expected to descend on Oakes Oval on Father’s Day to see Phil Moss’s Mariners challenge John van’t Schip’s side, with the game shaping as a key fixture in both team’s preparations for Hyundai A-League season ten.
Four players who will join the Mariners’ NYL side for season 2014/15 will benefit from a week on tour with the first team in Lismore. Adam Pearce, Nick Petrillo, Mason Versi and Jake McGing have each been included in the Club’s squad for the camp in northern New South Wales.
Meanwhile, versatile defender Daniell Zelený will have every opportunity to impress boss Moss and his coaching staff while the team are in Lismore. Zelený, who has previously played professionally in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, will spend the week on trial with the Mariners in his bid to win a Hyundai A-League contract.
Storm Roux and Liam Rose will both miss the camp in Lismore due to international commitments with New Zealand and the Young Socceroos respectively. Roux will be in Doha, Qatar, training with the All Whites before they challenge Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Monday 8 September, while Rose is part of Paul Okon’s squad for the AFF U19 Youth Championships to be held in Vietnam from 5-13 September.
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Central Coast Mariners Squad (Lismore 2014): John Hutchinson (C), Josh Rose, Zac Anderson, Nick Montgomery, Anthony Caceres, Nick Fitzgerald, Mitchell Duke, Daniell Zelený (Triallist), Nick Petrillo (NYL), Liam Reddy (Gk), Glen Trifiro, Anthony Kalik, Richárd Vernes, Adam Pearce (Gk) (NYL), Tom Slater, Michael Neill, Hayden Morton, Isaka Cernak, Brent Griffiths, Eddy Bosnar, Kim Seung-yong, Malick Mané, Matt Sim, Mason Versi (NYL), Jake McGing (NYL)
Central Coast Mariners vs. Melbourne City
Sunday 7 September, 2014
Oakes Oval, Lismore
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