SQUAD NEWS: City vs. Mariners

The Central Coast Mariners face a midweek road trip to face Melbourne City at AAMI Park and Paul Okon has named his squad.

It was just New Year’s Eve that the Mariners last played against Melbourne City which produced a memorable 2-2 draw at Central Coast Stadium.

Trent Buhagiar and Roy O’Donovan were the goal scorers on the night and have both been named to travel to Melbourne in a squad that is largely unchanged from the one that played Phoenix in Wellington.

The only exit is Mickael Tavares who makes way for Ryan Peterson and will continue the road to recovery at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence.

Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 5.Harry ASCROFT, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Josh BINGHAM, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 25.Ryan Peterson
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 17.Josh BINGHAM (promoted) & 25.Ryan Peterson (promoted)

Outs: 10.Mickael TAVARES (ankle injury – one week)

Unavailable: 23.Jake ADELSON (ACL – indefinite), 19.Jacques FATY (hamstring – 1 week)

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 17.Tim CAHILL, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (c), 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Fernando BRANDAN
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Neil KILKENNY (returns from suspension), 12.Nick FITZGERALD (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Match Details
Hyundai A-League 2016/17 – Round 16
Thursday 19 January 2017
Melbourne City vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
kick-off: 7:50pm (AEDT)
Official hash-tags: #MCYvCCM & #CCMFC
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 505
Radio Broadcast: 96.3 Coast FM & 92.5 ABC Central Coast