Mike Mulvey welcomes some additions to his provisional squad, ahead of the Central Coast Mariners’ home game against Melbourne Victory on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off at Central Coast Stadium is 5:35pm.
Saturday could be the first time that Mariners fans get to see new signing, Jem Karacan in action at Central Coast Stadium*. In line to make his Hyundai A-League debut, the former Premier League midfielder will wear shirt number 68 – a tribute to his father’s home town of Aksaray (Turkey), where the postcode is 68.
Tracking well ahead of schedule, Tommy Oar is up for selection to face Melbourne Victory after injuring his hamstring against Melbourne City.
Mario Shabow, who suffered a minor ankle sprain after a collision with Éric Bauthéac [Brisbane], is also in contention to return on Saturday evening.
Corey Gameiro’s road to recovery from a calf injury is almost complete, who has merged back into training with an aim to commence full team training next week.
*Jem Karacan's VISA has been cleared and the club await's the International Transfer Clearance from the English Football Association which we expect to occur before Saturday's match, allowing Jem to play.
Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITS, 3.Jack CLISBY, 6.Tom HIARIEJ, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Michael McGLINCHEY, 10.Tommy OAR, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 13.Aiden O’NEILL, 15.Kye ROWLES, 18.Matt MILLAR, 19.Matt SIMON (c), 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Mario SHABOW, 25.Jordan MURRAY, 26.Josh NISBET, 68.Jem KARACAN
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Tommy OAR (return from injury), 23.Mario SHABOW (return from injury), 68.Jem KARACAN (new signing)
Outs: 17.Peter KEKERIS (omitted)
Unavailable: 21.Corey GAMEIRO (calf) & 4.Jake McGING (hamstring)
Saturday, 2 February 2019
Match: Central Coast Mariners vs. Melbourne Victory
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-off: 5:35pm (AEDT)
Tickets: CLICK HERE
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
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