The Central Coast Mariners host Melbourne City this Sunday at Central Coast Stadium and Paul Okon has named an extended squad ahead of the crucial clash.
After a tough #F3Derby away from home where the Mariners drew 1-1, Okon has named an unchanged 18-man-squad leading into Sunday’s match against City.
Mariners fans will remember the last time that City played at Central Coast Stadium which was on New Year’s Eve where fans were treated to a four-goal thriller where City snatched a draw in stoppage time courtesy of a Bruno Fornaroli spot kick.
Will Paul Okon go with an unchanged XI against City or will he opt to change things up from the side that faced Newcastle with attacking options such as Blake Powell and Trent Buhagiar at his disposal?
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 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
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Blake POWELL (return from injury), 21.Michael NEILL (promoted)
Unavailable: 10.Mickael TAVARES (ankle injury – indefinite), (23.Jake ADELSON (ACL – indefinite)
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (gk), 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, 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Fernando BRANDAN, 34.Denis GENREAU, 40.Yaren SOZER (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 9.Nicolas COLAZO (promoted), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (returns from injury), 34.Denis GENREAU (promoted)
Outs: 2.Manny MUSCAT (suspended – 1 match)
Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL – season), 20.Dean BOUZANIS (gk) (suspended – 2 matches), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (ACL – season)
Hyundai A-League 2016/17 – Round 22
Sunday 5 March 2017
Central Coast Mariners vs. Melbourne City
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Tickets: CLICK HERE
Official hash-tags: #CCMvMCY & #CCMFC
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 505
Radio Broadcast: 96.3 Coast FM & 92.5 ABC Central Coast