Two fresh faces have been added to Mike Mulvey’s provisional squad ahead of Saturday night’s away trip to Spotless Stadium. Could we see two new debutants in Yellow & Navy?
After arriving on the Central Coast on January 30 and a week of training under their belts, Sheffield United duo Stephen Mallon & Sam Graham are available for selection after their visas cleared.
Mario Shabow, who suffered a minor ankle sprain after a collision with Éric Bauthéac [Brisbane], is also in contention to return against his old club on Saturday evening.
Jacob Melling will serve a one-week-suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card against Melbourne Victory.
After an unfortunate run of injuries, Corey Gameiro was re-introduced to full training with the squad last week and edges closer to his A-League debut for the Mariners.
Jake McGing, who suffered a hamstring tear against Brisbane Roar is in the final stages of his rehabilitation and is likely to return to full training in the next two weeks.
The Wanderers add two key additions to their provisional squad with both Alex Baumjohann & Patrick Ziegler back from injury.
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), 23.Mario SHABOW, 25.Jordan MURRAY, 28.Sam GRAHAM, 29.Stephen MALLON, 68.Jem KARACAN
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 23.Mario SHABOW (return from injury), 28.Sam GRAHAM (new signing), 29.Stephen MALLON (new signing)
Outs: 22.Jacob MELLING (suspended – 1 week – accumulation of yellow cards)
Unavailable: 21.Corey GAMEIRO (calf) & 4.Jake McGING (hamstring)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 5.Brendan HAMILL, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Mitchell DUKE, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Marc TOKICH, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (GK), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 28.Roly BONEVACIA, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (GK)
Ins: 10.Alex BAUMJOHANN (returns from injury), 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (promoted), 34.Patrick ZIEGLER (returns from injury)
Outs: 4.Josh RISDON (injury – four weeks)
Unavailable: 19.Mark BRIDGE (injury – one week)
Saturday, 9 February 2019
Match: Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
Kick-off: 5:35pm (AEDT)
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
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