SQUAD | 20 named to tackle Wanderers

CENTRAL Coast Mariners boss Graham Arnold has named a 20 player squad for his sides’ opening round Hyundai A-League clash with Western Sydney Wanderers this Saturday.

Central Coast Mariners boss Graham Arnold has named a 20 player squad for his sides- opening round Hyundai A-League clash with Western Sydney Wanderers this Saturday.

New recruits Mile Sterjovski, Zac Anderson, Nick Montgomery and Brent Griffiths have all been named in Arnold-s initial squad for the first competitive game of the season.

Only youngsters Anthony Caceres and James Oates (injury), and experienced frontman Adam Kwasnik (illness) have missed out for round 1.

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1. Mathew Ryan (gk), 2. Daniel McBreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 5. Zac Anderson, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 8. Adriano Pellegrino, 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic, 11. Oliver Bozanic, 12. Troy Hearfield, 13. Brent Griffiths, 14. Michael McGlinchey, 15. Brad McDonald, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke, 20. Justin Pasfield (gk), 21. Mile Sterjovski *Five to be omitted*

Ins: 5. Zac Anderson (Gold Coast United), 13. Brent Griffiths (Heidelberg United), 18. Nick Montgomery (Sheffield United), 21. Mile Sterjovski (Dalian Aerbin)

Outs: Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Stuart Musialik, Brad Porter, Sam Gallagher (Melbourne Victory), John Sutton (Heart of Midlothian), Mustafa Amini (BVB Borussia Dortmund), Trent McClenahan (Sydney FC)

Unavailable: 17. Anthony Caceres (Elbow - 2 weeks), 22. James Oates (Ankle - 2 months), Adam Kwasnik (Illness - 1 week)

Meanwhile, Western Sydney Wanderers Head Coach Tony Popovic named his first squad on Thursday.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1. Ante Covic (GK), 2. Shannon Cole, 3. Adam D-apuzzo, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 6. Jerome Polenz, 7. Labinot Haliti, 8. Mateo Poljak, 9. Dino Kresinger, 10. Aaron Mooy, 11. Tarek Elrich, 12. Tahj Minniecon, 13. Joey Gibbs, 14. Kwabena Appiah-Kubi, 15. Reece Caira, 17. Youssouf Hersi, 18. Iacopo La Rocca, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Jerrad Tyson (GK), 21. Shinji Ono *five to be omitted*

Ins: All

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 23. Jason Trifiro (ankle - one week)